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The Evolution of Horror

Sep 28, 2017

We continue the Evolution of the Slasher by looking at the boom in Italian horror in the late 60s / early 70s, particularly the films known as 'Giallo' (or Gialli?) Mike chats to Giallo guru Alan Jones about the history of the sub-genre, its influence on the slasher and gets the lowdown on Giallo pioneer Dario Argento....


Sep 24, 2017

Happy bonus horror treat! Here's the full, uninterrupted chat with film musician / composer / historian Neil Brand about a history of horror scores. From Nosferatu through to Under The Skin, we cover the trends, the traits and the evolution of the horror score over the last one hundred years. ENJOY!

Neil Brand is a film...


Sep 21, 2017

 

This week Mike is joined by Ollie Charles as we begin our in depth look at the evolution of the slasher, and review the two movies that are often considered the forerunners to the format, Psycho and Peeping Tom. Mike is also joined by a chat with film composer, musician and historian, Neil Brand for a chat about...


Sep 8, 2017

This week Mike is joined by BFI Programmer Michael Blyth and film collective 'The Final Girls' to discuss the tropes, the peaks and the troughs of the slasher sub genre. What makes the slasher one of the most successful horror sub-genres? Why do we love watching endless Jason or Freddy sequels, when they all pretty...