Film studies

Reviving forgotten horrors: celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Blood on Satan’s Claw

The Blood on Satan’s Claw, new to Auteur's Devil's Advocates series, explores Piers Haggard's undervalued 1971 film in the wider context of the folk horror sub-genre. In this blog post, author David Evans-Powell reflects on the film's "heathen heritage" on the 50th anniversary of its release. Folk horror has, in a fairly short space of … Continue reading

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The Horrible History of Devil’s Advocates

By John Atkinson The origin of the Devil’s Advocates series lies in an editorial hunch. I had been running Auteur for about 10 years, mainly publishing for the pre-HE Film and Media studies audience. I was becoming aware that the horror film was dramatically increasing in popularity as an option in HE, and even at … Continue reading

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“Children of Men” Come True: U.S. Immigration Crackdown is Straight out of Cuarón’s Science Fiction Dystopia

By Dan Dinello As I began work on a monograph about Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men — anadaptation of the P.D. James’ novel, its critique of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia echoed the rise of an anti-immigrant, right wing in America that culminated in the election of a xenophobic president Donald J. Trump as … Continue reading

Film studies

Pandemic Movies: What Terry Gilliam’s ’12 Monkeys’ Tells Us About the Future

by Susanne Kord A virus wipes out a substantial part of humanity and drives the rest indoors. Time, no longer neatly divided into work-, play- and sleepy time, becomes erratic and unstable: interminable boredom for many, a crazed race against time for scientists in search of a cure. How the story ends is as yet … Continue reading