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The books behind today's TV horror resurgence

Becky Lea Feature Sep 15, 2014

From The Strain to Penny Dreadful, Hannibal and more, we celebrate some of the books behind TV’s golden age of horror…

Mystery DVD Club: One In The Chamber

Becky Lea Feature Aug 28, 2014

It's another edition of Mystery DVD Club, this time featuring Dolph Lundgren. But is One In The Chamber one for the bin? Becky finds out...

The monstrous concerns of Penny Dreadful

Becky Lea Feature Jul 11, 2014

As Penny Dreadful's superb first season reaches its close, Becky traces the literary origins of its monsters...

Penny Dreadful episode 8 review: Grand Guignol

Becky Lea Review Jul 9, 2014

Penny Dreadful's finale rounds off a masterful first season. Here's Becky's review of Grand Guignol...

Penny Dreadful episode 7 review: Possession

Becky Lea Review Jul 2, 2014

Eva Green's performance is hypnotic and horrifying in Penny Dreadful's penultimate instalment...

Looking back at Dick Tracy

Becky Lea Feature Jun 30, 2014

Becky looks back at an almost-forgotten comic book adaptation from a time before they were cool: Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy.

Penny Dreadful episode 6 review: What Death Can Join Together

Becky Lea Review Jun 25, 2014

Penny Dreadful's careful character work begins to pay off in this week's episode. Here's Becky's review...

Penny Dreadful episode 5 review: Closer Than Sisters

Becky Lea Review Jun 18, 2014

Penny Dreadful delivers a quieter episode that delves satisfyingly into Vanessa's past...

Penny Dreadful episode 4 review: Demimonde

Becky Lea Review Jun 11, 2014

Penny Dreadful delivers its most shocking episode yet. Here's Becky's review of Demimonde...

Penny Dreadful episode 3 review: Resurrection

Becky Lea Review Jun 4, 2014

Penny Dreadful is a complicated, layered love letter to the period in which it's set. Here's Becky's review of episode 3...

Penny Dreadful episode 2 review: Seance

Becky Lea Review May 28, 2014

Penny Dreadful continues to impress with more nightmarish intrigue in its second episode. Here's Becky's review...

Crime Classic: David Fincher's Seven

Becky Lea Feature May 28, 2014

We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a look at one option: David Fincher's stunning Seven...

Crime Classic: LA Confidential

Becky Lea Feature May 27, 2014

We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a closer look at one option: 1997's LA Confidential...

Prey episode 3 review

Becky Lea Review May 12, 2014

Prey comes to an end, and keeps up its high standard. Here's our spoiler-filled review of the finale...

Penny Dreadful episode 1 review: Night Work

Becky Lea Review May 11, 2014

For fans of new takes on the gothic genre, Penny Dreadful is as close to perfect as you can get...

Prey episode 2 review

Becky Lea Review May 5, 2014

Prey is easily on course to becoming one of the year's best TV dramas. Here's Becky' s review of episode two...

Prey episode 1 review

Becky Lea Review Apr 28, 2014

ITV's new crime mini-series is a tense, dramatic affair - though when was the last time you saw a floppy disk in real life?

Jamaica Inn episode 3 review

Becky Lea Review Apr 23, 2014

It's all coming to a head in this, the final episode of Jamaica Inn. Here's our review...

Jamaica Inn episode 2 review

Becky Lea Review Apr 22, 2014

Violence, smuggling, and heavy Cornish accents; it can only be episode 2 of Jamaica Inn...

Jamaica Inn episode 1 review

Becky Lea Review Apr 21, 2014

A brooding, Gothic adaptation of a brooding, Gothic novel - here's Becky's review of the first episode of this new du Maurier adaptation...

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