Black Cats and Monster Masks: The Other Side of Horror in ‘Onibaba’ (1964) and ‘Kuroneko’ (1968)

Onibaba and Kuroneko do not seek to instil fear through a series of frights and scares. Instead, they plunge their hands into the horror of reality and prove that humanity already has plenty of things to be scared of.

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The Uncomfortable Justice of Fritz Lang’s ‘M’ (1931)

By focusing on a central character who commits undeniably irredeemable acts, and the citywide desire to apprehend him, M holds up a mirror to German society of the time.

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Loud but Not So Proud

With our identities out and “proud”, LGBTQ+ people instead had our qualities and our stories tainted by their own subtext that still made effort to put us in our place.

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NFF REVIEW: ‘Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection’ Strand

The Norwich Film Festival Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection showcases short films that explore otherworldly concepts to tell human stories.

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How We Lost ‘Treasure Planet 2’

Bombing at the box office, the film was brushed under the rug by Disney and would instead claim its status as a cult classic amongst fans. So, it’s no real surprise that it’s sequel was called off.

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NFF Review: ‘Women In Film’ Strand

Reviews of the short films in Norwich Film Festival’s ‘Women In Film’ strand which shows an array of female-directed shorts.

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How Hollywood’s Biggest Slackers Fell Out of Time: ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) and ‘An American Pickle’ (2020)

In a Hollywood much less interested in the traditional blockbuster comedy, this past year saw the release of both An American Pickle and Palm Springs, two far smaller and more personal star vehicles for Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg respectively. In their own way, both of these films revolve around the idea of their star…

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If Universal Want to Resurrect Their Classic Monsters, They Need to Look to the Past: Re-Evaluating ‘The Mummy’ (1999)

While generally dismissed upon release, the Brendan Fraser-led adventure has remained popular, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Re-watching The Mummy reveals the ingredients for a successful reboot that is utterly charming.

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31 Days of Horror: Week Four Roundup

Four weeks down, one to go! In the penultimate week of the 31 Days of Horror challenge, I decided to focus on films that have been sitting in my watchlist for far too long. Though I found some films to be disappointing, there were some gems hidden in the pile, making for a great week of horror films.

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Women in Horror Presents: The Scream Queen Awards

Every awards season, Scream Queens are snubbed with little-to-no recognition. It isn’t until years later, when their films have reached “legendary” status, that you begin to hear things like, “She was the best,” “There’s no other like her,” and whatnot. Well we here at Flip Screen, do not want to wait until the page has turned to honor these amazing Women in Horror. That is what this column is all about. So, we decided to put together a Scream Queen Awards to give recognition to the many powerful performances that have graced the horror genre.

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