Wes Craven 1939-2015: Memories of Movies

Pat Higgins | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I remember watching Shocker on a VHS all-nighter with my cousin Gav. Watching the basketball-induced head explosion in Deadly Friendwith my jaw hanging open. And Scream. God, how I remember watching that, in a packed cinema absolutely fizzing with tension. Watching and wondering just how one guy could get so good at this.

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

The Crazy Bitches Guide to Filmmaking

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

A couple of years ago I met filmmaker Jane Clark in Cannes as she was taking the first steps on her journey to make a fun horror called Crazy Bitches

Hate Crime: Why Censors Are Right to Ban the Anti-Semitic Horror

Simon Thompson | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'm a fan of horror, I consider myself to be pretty liberal and I would consider myself a supporter of free speech and free expression but I also think there comes a time when a line has to be drawn and we have say that something is not okay.

Filmmaking Has Got Too Easy. Maybe We Need More Obstacles.

Pat Higgins | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

At the risk of sounding all "Eeh, in my day it were all fields around here", which is never a good look, (especially when the day you're talking about was only about a decade ago), I think what the new generation of filmmakers need more than anything else is some obstacles.

"Horror For Kids" and the Poltergeist Remake

Pat Higgins | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A while back, I was asked by a horror fan who had never seen the movie whether it would live up to his expectations. I was about to answer an enthusiastic 'yes' when I paused; all of my experiences of Poltergeist are filtered through having first seen it in my early teens.

12 Films to Watch in 2015

Tom Linay | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

As with last January, to aid you with planning your year's cinemagoing, I've highlighted one film from each month that looks unmissable. It was hard narrowing it down to just one but I've concentrated hard and I think I've pulled it off.

Slenderman Stabbing Suspects Fit To Stand Trial - Though One Sees Unicorns & Lord Voldemort

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate to “please” a fantasy horror character called Slenderman are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted ho...

One of the Most Gripping Thrillers of the Year: 'Awaiting' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I like thrillers that take their time and avoid the obvious cliches. Fast cutting and overly stylistic lighting can detract from the finished movie. Above all I like a cracking tale well told.

The Babadook (Film Review)

Chris Saunders | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

This could be the biggest revelation in Australian horror since... well, ever. One of those rare films that burrows under your skin and leaves an impression for a long time after the credits roll, it has been generating overwhelmingly positive critical reviews since its worldwide debut at the Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Feature.

Deadly Denim - The Darker Side of Firetrap

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

A story on fashion is not my usual Huffington fair, but I actually started my writing career working for an alternative fashion magazine called Sinzine and studied fashion at college back in my New Romantic youth.

The Definitive (According to Me) Five Best British Horror Films of All Time

Jonathan Sothcott | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Jonathan Sothcott

The best thing about Halloween is undoubtedly the fact that it gives us carte blanche to spend the day, evening, weekend or whole week (depending on your partner's enthusiasm for Halloween, of course), watching nothing but horror movies.

Is It Good to Scare Ourselves?

Neil Spring | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Spring

Halloween allows us to confront our long sheltered fears about death and darkness without putting ourselves in actual danger, enabling us to make fun of our most primal anxieties.

Why This Halloween I'll Be Celebrating Mental Illness

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

One in seven of rotten tomatoes top horror films list are directly about mental illness - though more could be argued to have roots in the topic - films about possession for example, which was originally derived from a fear of the different.

Metro Redux Is 2014's Orange Box

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Metro Redux is available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Key Features: Includes both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light Both games feature impro...

The Original Resident Evil Is Getting A HD Remake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech

Capcom is giving the original Resident Evil game a HD makeover, and to celebrate its posted the first trailer for Resident Evil: Remastered. READ M...

Slender Man, Halloween, The Matrix & Dexter: When Fiction Inspires True Life Crimes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Internet bogey man Slender Man has now been linked to three shockingly violent incidents including multiple stabbings allegedly carried out by childre...

Has Slender Man Struck Again? Internet Bogey Man Now Linked To Murders Of Las Vegas Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

The internet bogey man known as Slender Man has been linked to a third violent act. On Sunday husband and wife Jerad and Amanda Miller shot and ki...

Who Is Slender Man & Why Is He Inspiring Children To Attempt To Kill?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Has Slender Man Struck Again? Internet Bogey Man Now Linked To Murders Of Las Vegas PoliceSlender Man, Halloween, The Matrix & Dexter: When ...

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

Abandoned Hornets' Nest Fuses With Statue With Nightmarish Results (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

What’s worse than finding a hornet in your shed? A (massive) hornets' nest. What’s worse than finding a hornets' nest in your shed? ...

Alien Isolation Hands-On Impressions and Release Date

Mark Varley | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Varley

EGX Rezzed hit Birmingham this week and centerpiece to the showfloor was Alien Isolation. Now we all know how hard Sega's reputation has been hit with its handling of the Alien franchise.

Adventures in Independent Publishing: Part 1

Chris Saunders | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Last month, I finally joined the swelling ranks of the independently published. I'd thought about it long and hard, but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to make. I was tired of greedy, clueless, often unethical publishers telling me what to do and how I should do it.

Stop the BBFC Killing Independent Film

Pat Higgins | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

In fact, this change of BBFC policy would probably be unnoticed by everybody except small independent distributors and the filmmakers whose films are distributed by them. Filmmakers like me.

(Don't Watch) The Most Terrifying Scene in Cinema History

Pat Higgins | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

You probably haven't seen it, even if you consider yourself quite a horror fan. It's from a film that remains difficult to track down, and was never very widely shown in the first place. In my opinion it's one of the truly great moments in horror cinema, and I don't want you to go and check it out under any circumstances.