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 →

Hammer’s Women: Lisa Gastoni

I contributed a video profile of the fascinating Irish-Italian actress Lisa Gastoni for Hammer Volume 5: Death and Deceit, which includes Visa to Canton/Passport to China (1961), starring Gastoni as a beautiful, mercenary spy. Gastoni is best known for the roles of seductively transgressive women she played in Italian films such as Wake Up and... Continue Reading →

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