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Celluloid Screams


Now in its tenth year, Celluloid Screams has become a key part of the UK horror film festival circuit. Guided by loving hands, it has changed and grown into an extremely popular event, whilst at the same time retaining a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. In previous years it has brought us the likes of The …

For someone of my age, the online habits of Millennials can be more than slightly perplexing. It wasn’t until recently that I realised Facetime was actually a thing and not just a way of talking about social media without namechecking a particular site. I’m not alone. Hollywood has struggled with concepts of new media, language …

Take a look on the high street and you could be mistaken in thinking that the festive season has already begun. Christmas for most people is a time of celebration, but for some of us in can feel more like a horror movie. Thankfully, we have the sub-genre of Christmas horror to fall back on. …

The recent horrific revelations spilling out of Hollywood about Harvey Weinstein seem to have come as a shock to many. However, the abuses within the film industry have been an open secret for decades. Most people have chosen to ignore it, accept it or bury their heads in the sand. The same can be said …

If you’ve ever had the dubious privilege of working in an office, you’ll be aware of all the niggles, pent-up frustrations and internal anger synonymous with that kind of environment. The pettiness. The back-stabbing. The nepotism. The higher the stakes, the higher the tensions. When salaries start hitting 6 or 7 figures, the rivalry, underhand …

As a genre film fan, one of the biggest frustrations is the limited access we have to the full array of films being (often) lovingly created. Cinemas are often full of forgettable and confusing franchise sequels which tend to merge into one big lump of nothing. Occasionally, the likes of The Babadook, The Witch, Get …

There are few, if any, Asian film directors with a vision as distinctive and unique as Sion Sono. Unfortunately, this leads to a varying quality of output. For every Love Exposure, Cold Fish, Suicide Club or Noriko’s Dinner Table there’s a Tokyo Tribe, Shinjuku Swan or Bad Film. His latest film to hit the UK …

Celluloid Screams has cemented itself as a major player in the UK horror calendar. Renowned for its strong selection of independent and worldwide horror films, it’s strength lays within the diversity and breadth of features and shorts on offer. This year, the festival organisers have outdone themselves. Not only have they secured their strongest line-up …

It’s that time of year again when Sheffield has to brace itself and prepare for a weekend of sheer and unrelenting horror. No, it’s not panto season quite yet (someone from Coronation Street this year), but the return of Celluloid Screams. The Sheffield Horror Film Festival continues to thrive. This year the focus is firmly …

As Festival Director Rob Nevitt says the secret film is always a bit of a gamble, and Darling left many of the audience bemused or angry. It wasn’t helped by being in the late night slot after a fair amount of alcohol had been consumed during the day. Whilst Mickey Keating’s film wears its influences …