Straight On Till Morning podcast: FrightFest 2022

Listen to the annual podcast round-up of the Arrow FrightFest festival with Kim Newman, Anton Bitel and me: This year's themes were: Influencers Religious cults Unwelcome guests New women Tight spots Films mentioned include: Deadstream Follow Her Sissy Something in the Dirt Candy Land New Religion The Leech Who Invited Them Torn Hearts Piggy Family... Continue Reading →

Enys Men: Oblique, transformative folk horror

I reviewed Mark Jenkin's follow-up to Bait for Sight&Sound. An oblique take on 1970s folk horror, Enys Men creates a genuinely haunting experience rooted in the Cornish landscape.A middle-aged woman (Mary Woodvine) lives alone on an island dominated by an ancient stone. Every day, she goes through the same mysterious ritual, checking unusual flowers on... Continue Reading →

Suspirias Symposium: Trauma, Memory and the Body

I will be speaking at the Suspirias symposium on Saturday 11th June at Queen Mary University. Tickets are free, registration essential. This symposium considers Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror Suspiria alongside Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 film of the same name. The 2018 film has been positioned in a cycle of ‘serious’ horror films, an arthouse spin... Continue Reading →

Arrow Video FrightFest New Blood

I am thrilled to be one of the 8 writers selected as part of the New Blood class of 2021 for my script REFRACTED. New Blood is an initiative organised by producer Giles Edwards of Queensbury Pictures in partnership with FrightFest to find new UK genre screenwriters. The workshop session on Thursday 26th August with... Continue Reading →

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