Halloween Horrors: 13 Zombie Classics

Tomorrow marks the dawn of Halloween, a celebration that I was never entirely privy to as an Australian child. Each year its arrival was made apparent, not by the marching of costumed children through the streets, but by the sudden avalanche of American Halloween television specials that poured through the small screen into our living…

By James Curnow

Great Horrors: Ten horror classics you might have missed

The horror genre promises more than any other in respect to emotive impact, and for this reason it is probably the genre in which failure is most common (along with comedy, perhaps). Horror films are very rarely actually scary, and worse than this, they are usually appallingly made. In fact, horror is one of the…

By James Curnow

Cinematic Verisimilitude: Twenty great movie moments

For the cinephile, there will inevitably be moments of cinematic verisimilitude with which one will become obsessed. There will be moments when a particular filmmaker touches the cinephile in such a way that the emotive force of the experience will be beyond replication. The cinephile will certainly seek to replicate such a moment, frequently using…

By James Curnow