10 Autumnal Horror Films

10 Autumnal Horror Films

10 Autumnal Horror Films first published by BFI, 21 Oct 2021 Includes capsules of: To Kill A Mockingbird, Symptoms, Halloween, Children of the Corn, Ghostwatch, The Blair Witch Project, Monster House, Trick ‘r Treat, Hellions, November Spooks love thresholds, gateways and portals. They famously congregate on Walpurgis Night, the evening before May Day that marks…

10 Sci-Fi Adaptations

10 Sci-Fi Adaptations

10 Sci-Fi Adaptations first published by BFI, 14 October 2021, to coincide with the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Includes capsules of: Frankenstein, Forbidden Planet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Horror Express, Starship Troopers, War of the Worlds, A Scanner Darkly, 1, The Congress, Aniara With its immense world building, vast ensemble of characters, and complicated…

Rituals and Cycles of Grief

Rituals and cycles of grief: 10 picks from FrightFest 2021

Rituals and cycles of grief: 10 picks from FrightFest 2021 first published as a preview piece for BFI Includes capsules of: Post Mortem, Slapface, Offseason, Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night, Hotel Poseidon, Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes, The Unburied, Coming Home In The Dark, Ultrasound, Broadcast Signal Intrusion Grief is an…

European Horror

10 Great European Horror Films (2019)

10 Great European Horror Films first published by BFI, Nov 2019 Includes capsules of: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Vampyr; The White Reindeer; Eyes Without A Face; Who Can Kill A Child?; Possession; Cemetery Man; Let The Right One In; Amer; Berberian Sound Studio Europe was the birthplace not just of cinema, but also of…

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10 Great X-Certificate Films

10 Great X-Certificate Films first published by BFI, and occasioned by the BFI’s release of Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top (1959) in Dual Format (Blu-ray/DVD) Includes: Island of Lost Souls, La Ronde, Beat Girl, Psycho, Victim, A Clockwork Orange, The Devils, Last Tango in Paris, Alien, The Evil Dead In 1912, the British Board…