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February 10, 2024

Madame Frankenstein – Exploring Monstrosity in Female Frankenstein Films

In Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), author Mary Shelley once wrote, “There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand”. It is an undeniably beautiful quote reminiscent of the delicate nature of the soul that speaks to the fragileness within humanity; it paints pictures of pale pinks and cotton with […]

February 3, 2024

Top ten formidable extraterrestrial creatures

1- Thing – The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)  ‘Thing’: the detailed, unearthly, alien-like conundrum of a creature is not simply one of the horror genre’s most iconic beings, but one of cinema’s itself. Instantly recognisable and synonymous with John Carpenter’s grandiose auteurism is this hybrid, shapeshifting brute whose physical capacities include mutating into an array […]

January 27, 2024

2024 horror film releases

1- MaXXXine (Directed by T.I. West) Completing T.I. West’s zealous ‘X’ trilogy is MaXXXine, a cinematic epilogue following massacre survivor Maxine’s (Mia Goth) journey to stardom in the early 1980s. With West’s signature homage to gritty nostalgia-driven thematics and Goth’s ability to immersive herself into her characters with visceral ease, MaXXXine will certainly be an […]

November 19, 2023

Review – The Royal Hotel (2023)

(RTE, 2023) After running down their funds from their wild and party oriented travels through Australia, backpackers Hannah (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick) accept a desolate bar job located in a mining town in the Outback. Once they arrive however, an uneasy atmosphere settles in and follows the girls as they try to navigate […]

October 21, 2023

Saw X (2023) – Review

Breathing new life into the franchise, Saw X provides a never before seen piece of John Kramer’s history and gives audiences an insight into the man who created the Jigsaw legacy. In this new instalment we see John Kramer (Tobin Bell) participate in an innovative new cancer treatment that promises a full recovery from the […]

September 15, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Dead Northern Horror Film Festival 2023

Here’s your guide to every screening, event and dark delight at this years Dead Northern Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2023! Friday – 29th September As you join the queue in to the city screen with your fellow horror lovers, check in at our front desk with Josh, Gareth and Dave and grab your festival […]

September 15, 2023

Dead Northern 2023 Review – It Be an Evil Moon

In a bid to develop a new hair growth formula, scientist Freddy Campbell (Ian Ray-White) develops a secret serum using pickled wolfsbane. However, the strange concoction transforms Freddy from a meek man into a monstrous werewolf hungry for flesh.  It Be an Evil Moon comes from the mind of Ben Etchells, who in his directorial […]

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