This series will break down the horror genre history that helped shape and contribute to the current landscape of art/indie/visceral horror. The first half of the series will cover 5 distinctive movements in international horror history: Italian Giallo Cinema, American Slasher Films, the New French Extremity, New Queer Cinema, and Canadian Body Horror. The second half of the series considers films from the last 10 years or so that correspond to the movements from the first half of the series. At the moment, I’m planning to cover Berberian Sound Studio, Final Girl, The Strange Colour of your Body’s Tears, The Neon Demon, and Antiviral, but this list is subject to change.


Sex, Death, and Paperbacks: The History of Giallo Cinema

It’s Always Mom’s Fault: American Slashers in the 1970s and ‘80s

Eat Me: Abjection, Camp, and the New French Extremity


Image Credit: Kino Świat © 2015