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Friday 09 October 2009
More often than not, when we watch a film, we don't give too much thought to the amount of work involved in putting it together. Which, refreshingly, is something that director Henry Selick decided to fix during trailers for his latest stop-frame animation film, Coraline, which hit our cinema screens earlier this year. To highlight just how meticulous the process can be, he flashed a few facts fleetingly across the screen: thousands of hands for puppets were each made by hand, a forest of cherry blossoms made of popcorn, five miles of gold thread for a five-inch wig and 3,500 flowers that all light up.
Friday 28 August 2009
Death goes dogging everywhere, and now it's in 3-D.
Friday 07 August 2009
An innocent female in a Hitchcock film is handcuffed. The actress was obliged to do many takes, "crying out for her manacles to be removed".
Wednesday 29 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
An inadequate horror film about a coma patient who, thanks to an unwisely administered cocktail of brain-stimulating drugs, manages to leave his body, possess others, and punish the irresponsible medical students who put him in the coma to start with.
Friday 26 June 2009
Three killers were given long sentences today for "sadistically" murdering a teenager in a re-enactment of a scene from a spoof horror film
Friday 12 June 2009
Mark "E" Everett has steadily built a reputation as someone unafraid of confronting Big Questions, with early forays into themes of mental illness and death followed on 2005's monumental double-album Blinking Lights and Other Revelations with songs about God and "life itself, in all its beautiful, horrible glory".
Thursday 28 May 2009
Saturday 02 May 2009
Friday 17 April 2009
Friday 20 March 2009
A man accused of cutting a schoolboy's throat broke down in tears as he apologised to his victim's parents, saying he was "really sorry" the teenager died, a jury heard.
Sunday 22 February 2009
Ann-Sofie Back showed a collection which was inspired by classic American horror films
Sunday 20 July 2008
Optimum Home EntertainmentIn this year's classiest ghost story, Belen Rueda and her husband buy the seaside orphanage where she spent her happy childhood and reopen it at as a home for the disabled. But when her own son goes into detail about his imaginary new friends, she wonders if they really are imaginary, after all. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, this Spanish chiller gets its scares from its unsettling atmosphere, wrenching emotion and stealthy plotting, rather than moments which make you jump. So when those moments do come along, you'll jump all the higher.
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