Oliver Morris explores the new normal of the 2021 Mayhem Film Festival and finds it better than ever.
Halloween Hammer: Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter
Continuing our Hammer Horror retrospective with a look at their swashbuckling, vampire-battling superhero.
Little Creepies: Cardboard Cut-Out Monster Fun
A remarkably low-rent toy series aimed at horror-obsessed Seventies kids.
Halloween Hammer: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula
Continuing our Hammer retrospective with a look at what might be the studio’s most underrated film, one hamstrung by tradition and expectation.
Halloween Hammer: The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Continuing our Halloween-month exploration of Hammer Horror with the company’s sole Sherlock Holmes adaptation.
The World’s Greatest Double Bills
A collection of irresistible movie pairings from the glory days of cinema.
Classic Albums Revisited: Ghost’s Infestissumam
The Swedish band’s irresistible collision of Satanic Metal and kitsch pop reaches the peak of perfection.
The Gothic Otherworlds Of Diary Of A Madman
Vincent Price stars in a Poe-flavoured adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s The Horla.
Adventures In Illegal Distribution: Gorotica
Remembering the oddball world of underground video production, tape trading and sexploitation splatter movies.
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Miss Osbourne: Walerian Borowczyk’s Final Masterpiece
Walerian Borowczyk’s radical reinterpretation of the much-filmed horror story is a potent study in hypocrisy and liberation.
I Will See The Life Run Out Of You: The Curse Of Ghost Story
The problems in adapting a complex story for the screen laid bare in John Irvin’s messy, compromised version of Peter Straub’s magnificent novel.
The Condescending Sexism Of ‘Feminist’ Superhero Cinema
The constant implication in superhero films, that women are inherently powerless with their destinies shaped by the actions of men, does not seem a particularly empowering narrative.