Humans have been imagining and creating monster mythologies for hundreds of years. Perhaps to project their own fears into fiction, or perhaps because we believe that monsters are the only really believable match for us.
Person A: RUN!! Person B: Is it a giant monster?! Person A: No, it’s another found footage movie! Person B: Wait, actually, it’s a good one. So stop running and read…
That droning repetitive utterance you may be able to mildly hear seeping through your walls like the unsettling mantra of some kind of secret society being formed in the neighbouring house, is actually me reciting my usual lilt of “please don’t be a found-footage film, please don’t be a found-footage film”.
Although the movie term mockumentry is usually associated with comedies like This is Spinal Tap and Borat there is a growing trend in horror towards making movies which appear and claim to be real regardless of their subject matter.
Aliens have been invading our cinema screens since the 1950’s. The swell of popularity in science fiction surged into cinemas with movies like The Day the Earth Stood Still and The War of the Worlds capturing peoples awe and attention, entertaining and alarming them in equal measures.
With a schedule of such amazing movies sometimes you can’t see everything you want to and this was the case with the next film Monsters which conflicted with the Burning Bright on the Discovery Screen. Thankfully we had managed to wrangle an extra ticket so while I went into my seat in screen 1, Zombie […]