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Jurassic Park is 20 – What Went Wrong?

Jurassic Park opened in the UK 20 years ago this month. A 3D conversion was foisted upon an indifferent a few months ago. Universal is making Jurassic Park IV. All of which got me thinking about the original film and all its many failings compared to Michael Crichton’s novel. Not least being its candidacy for […]

Deconstructing Horror: Shaky Hands

Shaky Hands first-person horror         If you’ve been watching horror movies for the last 15 years, you’re bound to have noticed the proliferation of hand-held, homemade horror films that are being made. A few weeks ago, I mention a movie I’d watched, Sean Stone’s The Asylum Tapes which used the grime-y authenticity […]

V/H/S/ and the Case of the Missing Women

The first V/H/S was a boy’s club. The sensibility of that film, an anthology released to much acclaim and success in 2012, was so aggressively straight and male that the entire film was nearly spoiled. From the framing sequence’s group of men assaulting women while videotaping their exploits to the frat-boy bar pickup/sex in a […]