We’ve been talking a lot about Frightfest over the past few weeks. But it’s a hard thing to resist when we are fortunate enough to go along and experience the best horror film festival on the planet.
In Peacock, Cillian Murphy stars alongside Ellen Page as a small-town man with one huge secret. To his neighbours, John Skillpa (Murphy) is a shy and reserved bank clerk living in the small town of Peacock. But behind closed doors John has a secret personality, ‘Emma’, who cooks and cleans for him at the beginning of every day.
Women are regularly typecast in horror. Often they are chosen for their looks and their character is purely eye candy, attracting the gaze of the male audience and squealing on command.
Also, more often than not the woman is the victim, being endlessly pursued by a predator of some sort.
Horror movies serve a useful purpose. Not only do they entertain and offer a form of escapism from the drudgery of everyday life, but they can also serve as a warning to the viewer and help them to make better life decisions.
We here at Love Horror love Halloween (and not just by proxy). Every year, when the Celtic festival of harvest rolls around a wicked expression of unsettling menace creeps its way across our sunken faces. It’s the one day of the year that we are allowed to indulge our obsession with everything ghoulish and ghastly, […]