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On Location: Trafalgar Square, London as seen in An American Werewolf in London (Dir. John Landis, 1981)

The World Film Locations book series – inspired by The Big Picture magazine’s ‘On Location’ feature – kicks off in a few months time with the release of titles for Tokyo, Los Angeles, London and New York. A highly visual exploration into the relationship between the city and cinema – each book will be chock […]

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Screengem: Hannibal Lecter’s Half-Mask (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)

Many of the movies’ most memorable murderers wear masks. Those murderers, though, are generally the one-dimensional stalkers of slasher movies and those masks are usually worn for their benefit, not ours. Hannibal Lecter’s mask is forced upon him – for our protection. Transferred from one maximum security cell to another, Lecter is trussed inside a […]

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Zombiefest (continued)

Zombiefest is living proof (no pun intended) that a little inspiration, lots of ingenuity and a die hard love for the movies can bring about some very offbeat results.

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Zombiefest

Ardent film fans rarely limit their love for movies to just watching their particular favourites on the big screen. Action figures, tie in novelisations, games, extras loaded special edition DVD’s, posters and tee shirts are just a sample of off screen merchandising that exists to further cement a films place in the hearts of it’s […]

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Dark Portraits: The photographs of Amanda Norman

Scott Jordan Harris meets Amanda Norman, a British photographer endlessly inspired by macabre movies. Horror photography is a fascinating field. Sports photographers photograph actual sports, and nature photographers photograph actual scenes from nature – but horror photographers do not photograph actual horrors. Instead, they craft fictionalised images of the atrocious and the eerie that are […]

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On Location: Still Shining after 30 years

      Thirty years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel first hit the box office, to a rather lukewarm reception from both critics and the horror author himself. King made no secret of his displeasure at several aspects of the film, famously stating: “The real problem is that Kubrick […]

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Screengem: The Wicker Man

Of all the bizarre and unsettling sights that Edward Woodward’s Sergeant Howie encounters during his time on Summerisle – open air orgies, a mother breastfeeding in a cemetery, the Hand of Glory, phallic topiary and outlandish animal costumes – nothing prepares him for the monstrous beauty of The Wicker Man. The deeply conservative and devoutly […]