All posts by Exquisite Terror

Born from a love of horror, ponderous thoughts and meandering topics, Exquisite Terror is a periodical that takes a more academic approach to the genre.

Reinventing Grand Guignol

In conversation with playwright Carl Grose on his fast and loose tribute to Parisian theatre company, Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol.

/ October 27, 2014

The Forbidden Door

Bleak and multi-layered, the performances are solid throughout, the film benefiting enormously from stylish cinematography.

/ August 29, 2014

FrightFest: Blood Moon

While undeniably quite remarkable in overall aesthetic, Blood Moon seems to build to a climax which never fully materialises.

/ August 25, 2014

FrightFest: The Sleeping Room

A half-baked, ambitious ending, but the film is effectively creepy and satisfyingly lensed, its shocks permeated with a melancholy calm.

/ August 23, 2014

Subversive Horror Cinema

An exhaustively researched, largely successful attempt to analyse the subversive qualities inherent in the horror cinema.

/ May 28, 2014

Halloween (Devil’s Advocates)

A joy to read; insightful and well researched, it serves as encouragement to return to Halloween once again.

/ May 5, 2014