Film · Interview

Far From the Madding Crowd

Sometimes the angle of a feature changes as you go along, and work goes unused. That was the case with Empire‘s coverage of Thomas Vinterberg’s new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. I visited the Buckinghamshire set in the autumn of 2013, watched some filming and interviewed Vinterberg, Carey Mulligan and Michael… Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd

Film · Horror

From Hell

This is another feature co-written with my colleague and pal Phil De Semlyen. It’s a guide to the ‘From Hell’ thriller subgenre: those films in which a character obsessively infiltrates someone else’s life – think Fatal Attraction (the one night stand from Hell), Single White Female (the roommate from Hell), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle… Continue reading From Hell

Film · Horror · Interview

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Another in my sporadic series of interviews with indie horror directors. This one’s with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, regarding his clever remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Originally published on the Empire website.   Released in 1976, Charles B. Pierce’s The Town That Dreaded Sundown is an unusual period-set slasher movie, loosely based on real events… Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown