Summer is definitely here, and with it comes hordes of desperate, pale Brits bee-lining to the seaside where they can tentatively dip their toes in the big blue. Sheer bliss. But if, like me, you get 'the fear' as soon as you sense the enormity of the ocean (along with everything lurking in it!) and swim back to the shore as fast as you can, chances are you too were scarred (pleasurably!) by a screening of the one and only Jaws. I watched this seminal horror at a very young age and it cemented 'the fear' in my mind ever since. Jaws is an incredible film; it contributed to the horror movie rule book and broke records as a summer block buster.
Pretty much every 'nature gone berserk' horror since Jaws has copied its winning... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Horror Channel brings a true classic plus a quartet of contemporary chillers this July By James Whittington
There are also network premieres for Todd Lincoln's supernatural spine-tingler The Apparition, starring Tom Felton, Don Coscarelli's surreal cult classic Phantasm, David Jung's paranormal found-footage soul-shaker The Possession of Michael King and Andrew Paquin's murderous home-invasion debut Open House co-starring his s... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: Guillermo Del Toro "all dayer" coming to Stockport Plaza Cinema By James Whittington
Alongside those lovely Grimmfest people we're having an all-day marathon dedicated to the Mexican master of the macabre, Guillermo Del Toro. Known for his impeccable film making in dark fantasy, gothic horror and crafting cult blockbusters, you are able to view a quartet of his best films on the huge screen at Stockport Plaza on July 2nd.
The line-up consists of one of his earliest pieces Cronos, the superbly chilling fairy tale Pan's Labyrinth, the gothic horror The Devil's Backbone and one of the best comic strip adaptations ever Blade 2.
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From Demon Seed in 1977 to Videodrome in 1983, to Ringu in 1998, with every passing decade comes another step in technological evolution and with it a new wave of anxiety as the human race contends with a society run not by themselves but by computers, machines, and the elusive nature of A.I.
It's interesting to witness and live through these changes. I remember the 'dawning' of the internet! It only came into domestic use in the very late '90s and was at the time a hot topic for debate at my University; What impact will the World Wide Web have on us?! We weren't quite living it then - social networking was yet to be invented - but we still knew it would forever change us. The World Wide Web will always be ... »READ MORE » BACK TO TOP » SHARE: