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Megan’s best and worst of 2016

This year has been a strange one for films. Very few films I’ve seen this year have made me shout with joy and it is the first year I’ve walked out of several films halfway through. Perhaps with age I’m becoming ...

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BtGS: Virgins and villainesses (part 1)

Have you ever noticed that the women who have sex are often the first to die, while their virginal counterparts tend to last through to the bitter end? This week, Lucy, Charlotte, and I discuss the beginnings of this trope ...

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Creep: Found footage done right

It’s pretty much accepted that the found footage subgenre is dead. What captivated me in The Blair Witch Project, started to annoy me in Paranormal Activity 2 and outright bored me in Cloverfield. The shaky cam, the jolt to a ...

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HEX: Maybe we’re the monsters

In the rich tapestry of fiction, modern horror has been worn threadbare. Finding an original idea, not to mention one that is genuinely chilling, is becoming increasingly difficult. HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt valiantly hits home on the former, but ...

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Breaking the Glass Slipper: Writing gender

When you set out to write a novel or short story, do you find yourself naturally writing a male protagonist? What about peripheral characters, do you unconsciously refer to them as he? Gender is an inescapable part of character development. ...

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Green Room: It won’t end well

Green Room is not my usual kind of film. When I do watch horror, I tend to prefer films with a more supernatural element – staying well within the realms of ‘scary’ but further away from reality. The third feature ...

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