The Confusion of Indie Sci Fi Flicks – A Discussion of Jonathan

So, while browsing through Netflix the other day, I came across Jonathan (Oliver, 2018). Jonathan's plot revolves around Jonathan, a young man who shares his body in shifts with his brother John. They live a life with a strict routine and film messages to each other, however, when John starts breaking their set rules, their …

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Are The Zombies In 28 Days Later Actually Zombies?

For April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For Z I am focusing on zombies and whether or not the zombies in 28 Days Later are actually zombies. The Cambridge Dictionary defines a zombie as "a frightening creature that is a dead person who has been brought back to life, but …

Historical Inaccuracies in The Young Victoria

This April I'm doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For Y I am looking at historical inaccuracy in The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2009). The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American film about the early years of Queen Victoria's reign and her courtship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert.  In any report about …

Does The Woman In Black Have A Happy Ending?

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge! For W I have decided to look at The Woman In Black (James Watkins, 2012) and whether it's ending is more happy or sad. The Woman in Black is the story of Arthur Kipps, a recently widowed lawyer who has the travel to …

Unstoppable as a Representation of the Action Genre

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge and for U I am exploring how Unstoppable is a good example of the action genre. The action genre is an incredibly formulaic genre. Usually there is a male lead who is struggling against the clock in life threatening conditions that he has …

Travel in Film as a Transformative Experience

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For T I am looking at travel in film as a transformative experience through the film Eat, Pray, Love (Ryan Murphy, 2010). Eat, Pray Love is the story of Liz Gilbert who, after divorcing her husband, spends a year in Italy, India and …

Why is Religion so prominent in American Horror Films?

For April I am doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge. For R I am looking at religion, specifically Christianity, in American horror films. Recently, religious elements and iconography has been more prevalent in American horror films. In the current political climate, perhaps it is no wonder why religious element have increased in American horror. …

The Presentation of Death and Illness in The Others

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For O I am analysing The Others (Alejandro Amenabar, 2001) and how death and illness are presented within the film. There will be spoilers in this post. The Others (Amenabar, 2001) is a Spanish-American horror film centred around Grace (Nicole Kidman) and her …

Nosferatu and the Vampire Mythos

This April I'm doing the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. For N I'm writing about Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau, 1922) and the progression of the vampire mythos. The concept of the vampire is a well known horror trope, however, how the vampire is presented in film over time changes. This is most obviously shown through …