Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 31

by Fallon Morey

Halloween (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter
Columbia Pictures Corporation

And now for the final day, Halloween! What better way to celebrate the spookiest of days—and the conclusion to Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween—than to jump in our time machines and go way back. Our pilot is director John Carpenter, who brings us back forty years to 1978 to the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, the setting of his iconic movie which arguably helped spawn the entire sub-genre of slasher films. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 31”

Review: Alex Garland’s Stunning ‘Annihilation’ Brings Body Horror To Mainstream Audiences

by Brooke Warra

While many horror fans have known for some time the rich, beautiful, and often horrifying world of body horror in literature, we have very rarely witnessed it in mainstream cinema. John Carpenter gave us The Thing, arguably one of the best horror films of all time. And let’s not forget Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis’ performances in David Cronenberg’s The Fly. But most of our favourite body horror films have been small productions with cult followings (i.e. Teeth, Tusk, and the delightfully disgusting Contacted). Continue reading “Review: Alex Garland’s Stunning ‘Annihilation’ Brings Body Horror To Mainstream Audiences”