Here is a selection of features and reviews that I have written over the years for Sight & Sound

10 Films Set Beyond Our Solar System (BFI)
Hallyu Hell: Contemporary K-horror (S&S)
101 Hidden Gems: The Greatest Films You’ve Never Seen entry 95 (S&S)
My 13 contributions to A Great Horror From Every Year from 1922 (BFI)
10 Films That Trace The Evolution of the Cinematic Zombie (BFI)
Primal scenes and personal perspectives: LFF Cult 2022 (BFI)
10 Robot Films (BFI)
10 Nunsploitation Films (BFI)
10 Dystopian TV Shows (BFI)
Halloween FrightFest 2021 round-up (S&S)
10 Autumnal Horror Films (BFI)
10 Sci-Fi Adaptations (BFI)
Lost souls: faith in the Cult strand of the London Film Festival 2021 (BFI)
Rituals and cycles of grief: 10 picks from FrightFest 2021 (BFI)
Ben Wheatley on In The Earth (S&S)
Six Variations on the Woman in Trouble at FrightFest 2020 (S&S)
Three lessons from Fantasporto 2020 (S&S)
10 Great European Horror Films (BFI)
Beyond North America: three horror hotspots from the last decade (S&S)
Streaming screams: Shudder and the online subscription revolution (S&S)
Go East: borders and paradoxes of identity at Tallinn Black Nights’ KinoFF spinoff, 2019 (S&S)
Candy, corny, culty: FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2019 (S&S)
Seven excursions from reality in the 2019 London Film Festival Cult strand (S&S)
Horror gets real: the limits of fantasy at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 (S&S)
What is monstrous? The FrightFest 2019 podcast (with Virginie Sélavy and Kim Newman) (S&S)
Heroic Bloodshed: Hong Kong, Hollywood And The Cycle Of Influence (BFI)
10 Great X-Certificate Films (BFI)
Should I stay or should I go?: existential quests & grounded escapes at Sci-Fi-London 2019
Shadows of Forgotten Time in the 100-Year-Olds Strand of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018
All Killer, Almost No Filler: FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2018
Beyond the bounds: identity, adolescence & ethics at LFF Cult 2018
Political Panic: the timeliest terrors at FrightFest 2018
Choose your poison: the FrightFest 2018 critics’ roundtable post-mortem podcast (with Kim Newman and Virginie Sélavy)
Looking backwards, moving forwards: 10 of the best and Sci-Fi-London 2018
Podcast: FrightFest 2017 critics’ roundtable post-mortem (with Kim Newman and Virginie Sélavy)
FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2017: seven flavours of fear
Misfit initiations: The BFI London Film Festival Cult strand preview, 2017
Monstrous Feminine: gender and genre at FrightFest 2017 
The Great Escape: Ten of the Best at Sci-Fi-London 2017
Putting Genre to Bed: The Hallowe’en FrightFest All-Dayer 2016
Why is is to so hard to see East Asian films in UK cinemas?
London Film Festival 2016 Cult round-up: woods, morgues and madness
FrightFest 2016 critics’ roundtable post-mortem (podcast with Virginie Sélavy and Kim Newman)
‘Not really horror’ highlights: the best of FrightFest 2016
Lost in inner space: ten highlights of Sci-Fi-London 2016
Voices of the Undead: Robert Eggers on The Witch
Day for night: the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Dayer 2015
Welcome to the brainwash: London 2015 ‘Cult’ round-up
FrightFest 2015: Critics’ roundtable post-mortem (podcast with Virginie Sélavy and Kim Newman)
Film4 FrightFest Preview: The Best of FrightFest 2015
East End of the World: Crises, Catastrophes and New Beginnings at the East End Film Festival 2015
Wormholes That Turned: Sci-Fi-London 2015
Clothes make the han: uniforms and disguise at the London Korean Film Festival 2014
Too Late Blues: The FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter 2014
London Film Festival 2014: Cult Roundup
FrightFest 2014 critics’ roundtable post-mortem (podcast with Virginie Sélavy and Kim Newman)
New Philippine (and Mongolian) cinema at Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014
Mad, sad and audacious: Sci-Fi London 2014
Forever coming of age: Japanese youth on tour
Stormy Waves: The London Korean Film Festival 2013
Night of the long backward glances: The FrightFest October All-Nighter 2013
London 2013 Cult Round-Up
FrightFest 2013: Epic Critics’ Round-Table Post Mortem (podcast with Virginie Sélavy and Kim Newman)
Out There Down Here: Sci-Fi London 2013
The Other ‘Asia Extreme’
Seeing Double: the London Korean Film Festival 2012
Keep It Local: the 2012 FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter
Alejandro Jodorowsky: “pulling rusty brains out of burrows dimensions never imagined”
Beyond Extreme: he London Korean Film Festival 2011
FrightFest Hallowe’en 2011: Tricks But Not Enough Treats
FrightFest 2010: Hallowe’en event sees in the return (and revenge) of the past

# 36

A The ABCs of Death; The Aftermath; Aftershock; Alleluia; All Is True; All Stars; All The Old Knives; Amer; Amreeka; Amulet; Annabelle: CreationAntiviral; Apples; Archive; Assassination Nation

B Bad Times At The El Royale; A Banquet; Battle Los Angeles; The Bay; Beasts of No NationBeyond CluelessBig Mommas: Like Father Like Son; Black and Blue; Blood Car; Bodies Bodies Bodies; Bone Tomahawk; Brawl In Cell Block 99; Brigsby Bear; Bumblebee

C Camp 14: Total Control Zone; CellChained; Chloe; Cloud Atlas; Cockneys vs Zombies; Cold Fish; Computer Chess; Confessions; Connect; Countdown; The Courier; Crowhurst

D The Darkness; A Dark Song; Dashcam; Daybreakers; The Dead; Dead End Drive-In; The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud; Death Laid An Egg; Demonic; Demons Never Die; Deliver Us (Libera Nos); The Descent: Part 2; Destination Wedding; Devil’s Due; The Dinosaur Project; Diplomacy; The Disappearance of Alice Creed; The Djinn; Dogs Don’t Wear Pants; Dogtooth; Don’t Knock Twice; Don’t Look Up; Dopesick – Season 1; Dream Home

E Earwig; Eastern Boys; Eden; Elfie Hopkins; The EndlessEnd of Watch; An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; EverestEveryone’s Going To Die; Evil Dead Rise; The Eyes of My Mother

F The Feast (Gwledd); Film4 Foresight Shorts; Four Days Inside Guantanamo; Frozen

G Gemini Man; The Gentlemen; Ghost of the Golden Groves; The Ghoul; The Gift; The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; The Greasy StranglerThe Guvnors

H Habit; The Hand of God; The Harsh Light of Day; A Haunting in Cawdor; The Haunting of Bly Manor; Hell FestHere Comes the Boom; Hereditary; His Master’s Voice; Hobo With A Shotgun; The Hole in the Ground; The HordeHorrid Henry: The Movie; The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)The Hunger Games; Hunky Dory

I The Illusionist (2010); Immortals; Inbred; In Fear; The InnocentsInsidious: The Last Key; Into The Mirror; IslandThe Islands and the Whales

J Jack The Giant Slayer; Journey to Mecca; Judy & Punch; Jumbo; Just Go With It; Just Mercy; Just Wright

K Kick-Ass; Kick-Ass 2; Kill List; KinKingsman; K-Shop

L The Lady; Lay the Favourite; The Levelling; Lords of Chaos; Love; Lymelife

M Machete Kills; The Machine; Magic Magic; MandyManiac (2012); Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy; The Meg; The Menu; The Messenger; The Middle Man; Les Misérables

N Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (aka Nanny McPhee Returns); Napping PrincessNasty Baby; The Neon Demon; Night Hunter (aka Nomis); Nightwatching; Nocebo

O Once Upon A Time In London; Only When I Dance; OrthodoxThe Other Side of the DoorOutcast

P The PassThe Passing; Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief; Perpetrator; Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond; Piercing; Pitch Perfect; Possessor; PossumPredestination; Pressure; PrevengeThe Purge

A Quiet Place Part II

R The Raid; Ready Or Not; Red Dawn; Red State; Red White & Blue; Regression; Relic; Reservation Dogs; Revenge: A Love Story; Rings; The RitualRiver; Rupture

S Samsara; Sammy’s Great Escape; Scary Stories To Tell In The DarkScouts Guide to the Zombie ApocalypseThe Seasoning House; Set Fire To The StarsShadow; She Dies Tomorrow; Shelter (aka 6 Souls); Shot CallerSkyline; Smile; Snow White and the Huntsman; Something Borrowed; Son of Babylon; SpringStorage 24; The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears; The Survivalist

T Tangerines; The TitanTokyo GhoulTop Five; Toshiaki Toyoda: The Early Years; Tracks; TramontaneThe TransfigurationTransformers: Age of Extinction; Transformers: The Last KnightThe Treatment; Triangle

V The Vault; A Vigiliante; The Voices

W We Are The FleshThe Weird and Wonderful World of Ujicha: Violence Voyager / Burning Buddha Man; The Whistleblower; Wish I Was Here; WolfCopWreck-It Ralph


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