A wave of new horror films leant into Tony Blair’s Asbo policy demonising young working class men, portraying them as the monsters that society should be scared of.
A moral panic fanned by the tabloid press led to crusaders seeking legislation to regulate the home video industry and a slew of low-budget horror films.
Long past Margaret Atwood’s novel, the new season is increasingly violent – and the audience will find themselves increasingly numb.
Now that the whole world is echoing Romero’s films, everyone can learn from his legacy.
Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
By focusing on African Americans’ experiences of racism in the 1950s, the new series aims to address HP Lovecraft’s racist views.
Sixty years after it premiered, Psycho remains Hitchcock’s most celebrated film. But it is really two films, glued together by the most iconic scene in cinema history.
The groundbreaking German expressionist film Cabinet of Dr. Caligari premiered in 1920. It is just as shocking – and influential – 100 years on.
Ever since Dracula was born in the late 19th century, every age gets the vampire it deserves.
The British countryside is supposed to be peaceful and idyllic. Don’t be fooled.
Peele’s films reflect the way many African-American directors have used the horror genre to reflect the black experience.
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.
Four spine chillers and a slapstick zombie comedy film to get you back out from behind the sofa.
Proper horror should be more than just monsters and suspense.
What is it that makes films about sharks so popular?
Horror loves evil twins and doubles because of concepts like the uncanny and otherness. They also provide memorable images for movie makers.
From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.