Tag: horror

Temples, Tombs & Masks: Egyptology on Film

Posted by Published on November 4, 2019

“…As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold…” — Howard Carter, The Tomb of Tutankhamun 20th Century Egypt Ancient Egyptian culture has fascinated us for centuries, and its mysteries will continue to intrigue experts for years to come. The study of Egypt is fascinating:…

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Are you ready for fright night? Halloween is approaching and so is a fresh crop of scary movies, including a new adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, new imaginings of The Grudge and Halloween – proving the appetite for the macabre that we seem to have isn’t going away! Surprisingly, many of the elements in horror films share similar stylistic tricks to those in Gothic literature,…

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, evenings are creeping in and we’re getting out our warm coats – Autumn is here, and with it comes Halloween! This is a great time of year to look at some of the archive’s creepiest content – Witches, Vampires, Cats, Ghosts and more can all be found in abundance. Join us as we…

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Looking for something to make you jump out of your skin this Halloween? Next year, on the 15th of March 2018, it will be the 75th birthday of the man heralded as the ‘King of Venereal Horror’ and the ‘Baron of Blood’. Unearth facts about his gory films in our quiz or muster the courage to discover works by other talented directors in the horror genre….

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Halloween: Costume inspiration

Posted by Published on October 30, 2016

  What are you planning to dress up as this Halloween? A ghost? A pirate? A witch? How unoriginal. Here are some ideas from the movies and beyond.   Day of the Dead The opening scene of  the new Bond movie is set in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, and whose timely, late-October release may have contributed to an increased interest in traditional…

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10 Baddest Witches

Posted by Published on October 1, 2016

  Apparently it’s Hallowe’en this month?? Again?? Here are some independent women that the patriarchy just couldn’t handle… awards based on badness and relevance to Beyonce songs.   10. Horned witch. I dig the horned coif, this witch is fierce. Pat your weave, ladies (carefully because it’s sharp)!   9. Circe: best Freakum Dress   8. Brujas. These honeys are making money with their shop full of creepy stuff….

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