Film studies

“Superschlock!” – The Extremity of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978)

In a new book in Auteur’s ‘Devil’s Advocates’ series, author Jon Towlson explores the excesses of George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece Dawn of the Dead. After the 1979 Dallas Film Festival screening of Dawn of the Dead at the Bob Hope Theatre on Southern Methodist University Campus, George A. Romero was accosted by a group … Continue reading

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Kids These Days: Twenty-First Century Horror and Alice Lowe’s Prevenge

Andrew Graves discusses how horror films are reflective of the time in which they are produced whilst delving into twenty-first century horror and its implications on Prevenge. Let’s face it, with its rapid decline into idiocy, violent division and plague the twenty-first century thus far has been about as much fun as latter stage syphilis. … Continue reading

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Cape Fear: Rob Daniel investigates how Scorsese’s style and preoccupations transform his version into a horror epic

Rob Daniel introduces his new publication Cape Fear. Daniel offers a full reappraisal of Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991) as it reaches its 30th anniversary. When telling friends I was writing a study of Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991) for the Devil’s Advocates series, many responded with congratulations, then a question: “Is Cape Fear a horror film?” … Continue reading

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Film studies

Psycho and Peeping Tom, why was one revered and the other reviled?

From Auteur's Devil's Advocates series, Peeping Tom charts the 1960 film's origins, production and devastating critical reception. In this blog post, author Kiri Bloom Walden compares Peeping Tom to its contemporary horror classic, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In 1960 two ground-breaking films by two famous British directors were released. One ultimately became a huge success, … Continue reading