For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
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There are various techniques that can soften the fear factor of a scary film: from talking about it to providing facts that contextualise the plotline.
We love to be scared by creepy movies. But fear has other uses too. It can be used negatively by politicians to control us, but can also be a tool to harness internal change.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
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Netflix hit, Black Mirror, follows in the footsteps of other forward-thinking sci-fi storytellers.
On its 200th anniversary, why is it a surprise that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age – just because she's a woman?
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There's a reason why horror films are becoming more and more absurd.
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
A guide to some lesser known treats to read and watch over Halloween.
No happy endings in this dark fantasy about lost children.
Stephen King is the undisputed master of horror but does he get the respect he deserves as a 'real' writer?
Clowns were even scarier when you were young.
Be prepared to be scared and informed in equal measure by the next series of this cult show.
The world will be a less scary place without the don of the dead.
According to a recent study, horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
At the heart of this 20-year-old show is a critique of the quest for absolute power.