On Fire

On Fire (2023)

On Fire begins with an aerial tracking shot, following a brown leaf as it flutters through the air, swept by a wind over a vast forest, before finally drifting down to the dry floor below. This is not unlike the opening shot from Gil Kenan’s animated feature Monster House (2006), where the fall of an…

Rec

Rec (aka [Rec]) (2007)

Rec (aka [Rec]) first published by Little White Lies Cannibal Holocaust (1980) and The Blair Witch Project (1999) may have set the ball rolling, but it was the terrors of 11th September, 2001, recorded live by amateurs at the scene, that made reportage the vehicle of choice for today’s horror films, from Diary of the…