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Cujo

Originally released in the summer of 1983, Cujo is a film which has firmly cemented itself as a pop culture powerhouse, but may be a film not many have actually seen. The film is familiar for many reasons; a rabid dog starts attacking people, a mother and her son stand-off against the dog and most famously it is based on a Stephen King novel. All of the above rings true when viewing Cujo for the first time – it is a film I am familiar with without actually ever seeing it. So iconic has Cujo become that it almost feels trivial to attempt a review now. Read More…

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The Hills Have Eyes

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Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman & Robert Houston
Synopsis: The lucky ones died first.
Rating: 18 Duration: 89 minutes Release date: 3 October (UK)

Horror films, more so than any other type of film, can be very much inclusive of their time. Their impact can be lost and modern remakes are favoured over their predecessors because peoples views and levels of tolerance have changed. Wes Craven’s 1977 The Hills Have Eyes has fixed itself as an essential time piece, playing on people’s fears of the unknown and commenting on various social and political scenarios. It’s also a bloody good horror film and, though it may lack the gore of its 2006 remake, it stands up as another notable work in Wes Craven’s career and as a film that punctuated the fears of the time. Read More…

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