Why I Love Horror

Exploring a world of scares. Why do we love horror? That’s the question I want to ask you today. Why, in a world of such beauty and wonder, do so many of us choose to sup from the well of fear? What does the gore, the psychological tension and the mysterious nature of the uncanny

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Unpopular Opinion: The Shining is just awful

A dive into one of the most overrated films ever I hate this film. ever since I first watched The Shining at eighteen years old I felt a distinct dislike of Kubrick’s movie. I had heard all of the typically celebratory remarks, I had seen it placed in people’s ‘Top Ten’ horror films of all

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My Bloody Valentine review

A memorable if cliched classic Since this is the month of love I would be remiss to avoid one of the horror genre’s hidden gems based around the sickeningly sweet holiday. In 1981, amidst the wave of holiday-themed slashers inspired by the success of Halloween and Friday the 13th, audiences were treated to another slice

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The Importance of Stephen King

A dive into the works of a horror master. When I first picked up a copy of The Shining for my third-year Literature course at university I was left unimpressed. The ghosts of the Overlook Hotel failed to give me the sweats and sleepless nights that I had expected from reading a King novel. There

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Dracula review

A retrospective of a titan in the Gothic genre When Bram Stoker began writing Dracula, I am sure that he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams the success it would go on to bare. One of the most circulated novels in the English Language – or any language, for that matter – Dracula

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My Top 10 Horror Movies

A dive into the world of horror cinema This list will be similar to my previous list of top ten horror novels. In this article, I will dive into some of my absolute favourite movies in the horror genre and explain why I find them so bone-chilling. Like novels, horror cinema has a strong centre

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My top 10 horror novels of all time

Separating the best from the rest in the world of horror literature Similar to many other genres of literature, the horror genre has an exceptionally strong core with its most successful works recognised around the world. Just as the romance genre has its Mansfield Park or Pride and Prejudice, the horror genre has its Frankenstein

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