High School. It’s all cringing in gym class, avoiding detention, chastely kissing the school jock and going to prom. Sod that for a game of British Bulldog, we all know school is really about sex, drugs and er, demonic possession. Roll up, roll up for the ten greatest alternative High School Movies ever made…
Nightmare Movies: Horror On Screen Since the 1960s is the third edition in what has come to be regarded as a “true classic of cult film criticism”. Published in 1985, the original Nightmare Movies was an essential guide to contemporary horror, and, twenty years later, the newest edition is just as indispensible for today’s discerning horror enthusiast.
On December 11th, The Lovely Bones gets a limited release Stateside, with the full shebang rolling out a whole month later on the 15th. Over in the land of Blightly, we’ll get our fill of Peter Jackson’s latest a full six weeks later on January 29th, pretty much last in the world release queue. Not that we should feel maligned – the release date has been endlessly shunted about (it was originally slated for March 2008), ostensibly to ensure The Lovely Bones a spot on the Oscars shortlist.
Not really what you’d expect from the undisputed King Of Surrealism – David Lynch’s next project won’t include a) a monstrous, spitting foetus child; b) a topsy-turvy road trip or c) Laura Dern, topless. No, instead, the great man will be making a film in India about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the man responsible for the introduction of Transcendental Meditation to the US and Europe.