One of my favourite jump scares is from Cat People (1942) credited as popularising or inventing a technique called The Lewton Bus.
As you know I’m partial to a jump scare and having just rewatched one of my all time favourite horror movies The Descent I’m reminded of one of my all time favourite Jump scares. Enjoy!
Unsettling Spaces: The Role of the House as a Symbol of Unease in Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
I want to try and get back to that initial, visceral disgust and fear I felt the first time I ever saw a Zombie film.
Was thinking about Jump Scares the other day, because… well you know. And remembered one that really freaked me out back in the day.
The iconic scene where the shark makes its first appearance while Brody is shovelling bloody chum into the water.
Viruses, parasites and fungi all make the species jump from animal to human on a regular basis – this is known as Zoonosis
The editing, sound mixing and Score all come together to produce a scare that makes me jump no matter how many times I’ve seen it.
Horror films often speak to contemporary anxieties, a reflection of societal fears and concerns. So it’s interesting to observe how the haunted house sub-genre of horror movies is evolving.
Recently I’ve been thinking a fair amount about the best weapons for surviving the zombie apocalypse