To celebrate Hallowe’en, the good folks at Rakuten’s Play.com spent a huge amount of time and money faffing around with heart monitors and spooky DVDs to decide what the scariest film ever was. They decided, and then we sent Duncan along to watch it. It’s Abattoir Blues, but with more infographics than usual…
Back in Vue, this season’s fantastic series of cult films reappearing in Vue cinemas, continues with A Clockwork Orange, one of Stanley Kubrick’s most controversial and beautiful films – and one which had an early effect on our very own Nicola Marchant. Freshen up your mascara and read on…
Rob Zombie used to be in a band called White Zombie, and then a band called Rob Zombie, and also he once did a duet with Lionel Ritchie. But now he’s a serious filmmaker who’s proven himself as one of the most interesting and uncompromising horror directors working today. The Devil’s Rejects and his remake of Halloween were divisive but fiercely individual, and now he’s made his most accomplished and personal film to date
Cults! Can’t live with ’em, can’t run away from ’em without being burnt alive as a human sacrifice to the pleasure gods. Over the years, cults – with all their hifalutin child eating and wicker brandishing – have inspired many a filmmaker to get their crazy deeds up on the big screen. And, as seen most recently in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, they’re still hot stuff. So, in honour of the release of PTA’s film, but mainly because BY THE BEARD OF THE HARVEST GOD we love a good sacrificial killing, BFF presents you with the Top Ten Cults in Film. Warning: contains boobs and fire, obviously.
In honour of the release of The Shining conspiracy flick Room 237 and next week’s extended US cut of the seminal horror, Stanley Kubrick gets his masterpieces soaked in a flood of warm cut-price plonk. It’s Friday, so give your weekend the box-set treatment and annoy some friends with your best HAL 9000 impression: “I’m afraid I can’t let you drink that.” Classic.
Monday morning and already sick of the week? Sitting rigid in your cubicle/ coffin making money for an employer who hates you? Staring dead-eyed into the coldness of the computer screen willing the date on the calender forward towards the next opportunity to drink yourself into a blackout? Well here’s something to cheer you up: NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE!
The unseen footage from Apollo 18, which is released today, will give us historically accurate and scientifically verifiable accounts of why we never returned to the moon. On top of the rock-solid evidence provided by Apollo 18, we have compiled a list of intergalactic calamity that should keep your lunar escapades at bay.
Tired of going to a bland old West End cinema, paying £8 for a popcorn combo and crying salty tears all the way through the latest piece of superhero big budget low quality rubbish, lamenting the state of exhibition practices these days? Do you long for the days of all nighters, of midnight movies, of dirty dive bars that stick a blanket to the wall as a makeshift screen? Well, you’re not the only one, as we pay tribute to the groups that are bringing movies out of the cinema, and re-igniting our love for the big screen.
Never mind PC or Mac, the real question is are computers controlling us or vice versa? Movies are a handy tool for showing the evolution of computers as part of our lives. Take a look at how we moved from supercomputers to social networks in but 50 short years.