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Glasgow writer, Editor of Other Side Books
Glasgow writer, Editor of Other Side Books

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Scream
Things have a habit of becoming part of the pop culture. Even if they
were intended to shock or surprise at the time. What is the secret of
Soylent Green? What is the planet of the apes? Who was the third man?
And so on. Despite that, the following comme...
Scream
Scream
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The Faculty
The Faculty (1998) contains spoilers, so you know, proceed with caution. So the thing about the 1990s is that they aged quickly. Things which
seemed cool back then seem dated: look at Scream. Which brings us to the
amusing contrary thing. That a horror fi...
The Faculty
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Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976) contains spoilers You know what you notice in Carrie? The music. Whole scenes go by
without a single line of dialogue, with just the on screen images and
the incidental music to carry you along. What a relief that Pino
Donaggio's score fits...
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
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The Wicker Man/The Langoliers/The Howling/Urban Legend
The Wicker Man contains spoilers It's hard to talk about a film
talked to death, and one which has melted into pop culture, so in brief:
excellent. Although, I think the horror is the wrong way round.          See,
Edward Woodward comes to the island of ...
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It (1990) I don't think there's too many spoilers here but just in case...   The 2 part
miniseries is longer than most films. Tim Curry is terrified of clowns,
did you know? Really adds an amusing context to this film. He plays
Pennywise a few octaves be...
Glasgow and Surrounding Beasties
Glasgow and Surrounding Beasties
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Witness in the Dark/The Last Showing/Hatchet
Witness in the Dark (1959) Wolf Rilla is better known these days for his Village of the Damned, but
this short true horror from a year before is mostly forgotten, despite
having a recent renaissance on Talking Pictures. In a way, it predates
Wait until D...
Witness in the Dark/The Last Showing/Hatchet
Witness in the Dark/The Last Showing/Hatchet
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Masque of the Red Death/Phantasm
Masque of the Red Death (1964) The short story is brilliant, one of Poe's best, but I did come into
this wondering how Roger Corman would stretch it to 90 minutes. By
expanding extensively, it seems. I saw his Raven and his Black Cat too
long ago, but of...
Masque of the Red Death/Phantasm
Masque of the Red Death/Phantasm
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Turbulence
TURBULENCE (contains spoilers) Right, so Ray Liotta has
been arrested and convicted of murder, but claims he's innocent. He's
on a plane with FBI agents and villain Brendan Gleeson, sadly wasted in
too small a role. Before you know, a shootout gets rid o...
Turbulence
Turbulence
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Cabin in the Woods
CABIN IN THE WOODS (contains big spoilers) I didn't
watch this for years. Put it off whenever it was on TV. Really not a fan
of Joss Whedon stuff, so the idea of a film of his really put me off.
Especially if it was going to be clever and self-referentia...
Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods
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Jaws
JAWS (Even though you've probably seen it, contains spoilers) You know, Brody and Quint are the polar opposites. Quint is the
seaman's seaman, a larger than life war vet straight out of Moby Dick,
played with relish by Robert Shaw, has a history of taking...
Jaws
Jaws
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