Review: The Shining (1980)

The Shining is, paradoxically, a horror film with barely a single shocking scare throughout, and yet remains a hypnotically chilling experience. Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story is now on general re-release in its US version, which runs 24 minutes longer than its later European counterpart after the director took it back …

The Joy of New Discoveries (or: Why Creepshow Kicked My Ass)

One of the best things about being a film fan (or indeed a fan of books, music or most other things) is that every once in a while, you stumble across something by accident that slaps a great big smile on your face and reminds you just why you are a fan in the first …