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Jack Nicholson breaking through door in The Shining

"The supernatural cannot be taken apart and analyzed too closely. The ultimate test of its rationale is whether it is good enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck."

Stanley Kubrick

Hitchcock meets Kubrick

The first Alfred Hitchcock movie I ever saw was Rear Window and I’ve had a particular fondness for it ever since. Vertigo, on the other hand, I’ve never quite warmed to. The first Stanley Kubrick movie I ever saw was The Shining, which I also quite like, although when push comes to shove I prefer

Welcome to Switchblade Cinema

If you’re going to launch a website devoted to genre cinema then October is the perfect month to do it. Of course, while all cinema could be considered part of one genre or another—comedy is a genre, drama is a genre—“genre” is a term typically equated with horror (and to a lesser degree, science fiction,