A Nightmare On Elm Street

The strange potency of old songs in horror movies

Joe Sommerlad Feature
Nov 5, 2015

Bing Crosby in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2? It's just one example of vintage songs being used to up the chills in horror films...

In memoriam: Wes Craven, 1939-2015

Ryan Lambie News
Aug 31, 2015

We're sorry to report that Wes Craven, the horror filmmaker behind A Nightmare On Elm Street, has died at the age of 76.

How horror franchises redefine themselves over time

Sarah Dobbs Feature
Feb 28, 2015

What sets one horror franchise apart from another, and how do they evolve over time? As REC 4 lands on disc, we take a look...

10 sequels that ignored previous films

Ryan Lambie Top 10
Feb 27, 2015

In the wake of the Alien 5 news, here are 10 franchise sequels that also ignored at least one previous film.

17 moments of movie terror in the bathroom

Ryan Lambie Odd List
Feb 6, 2015

From toilet-based scares to nasty encounters in the shower, here's a selection of 17 memorable moments of terror in the bathroom...

Robert Englund interview: The Last Showing, Freddy Krueger and horror

Ryan Lambie Interview
Aug 27, 2014

Horror legend Robert Englund talks about his new film The Last Showing, what was wrong with the Nightmare On Elm St remake, and more...

Why horror needs to regain its wit

Robert Zak Feature
Feb 20, 2014

Recent horror movies have taken a sombre tone, trying to scare us with true stories and bleak endings. But where's the fun gone?

10 horror-themed 80s games and how they tried to scare us

Ryan Lambie Feature
Nov 1, 2013

We look at 10 horror-themed videogames from the 1980s, and their varied attempts to provoke fear with low-res graphics...

The top 100 TV and movie monsters

Robert Mclaughlin Odd List
Mar 28, 2013

Covering the gamut of TV and cinema from the past to the present, here's Rob's rundown of the 100 finest screen monsters...

A celebration of rotating movie sets

Ryan Lambie Feature
Jan 9, 2013

From Fred Astaire dance sequences to gravity-defying hotel corridor fights, we salute the technically mind-boggling rotating movie set...