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The Terror isn’t Terrible

When I saw the trailer for TV drama “The Terror” I couldn’t help thinking that this is something right up my street – historical drama with an element of the supernatural. I started viewing on BBC iPlayer and ended up binge watching all 10 episodes. This is a show with a heavyweight cast – Jared Harris ( Chernobyl, The Expanse ), Ciaran Hinds ( Munich, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ), Tobias Mendes ( Outlander ) and Ian Hart ( Finding...

Forty Years On and Werewolves are Still Cool

Time waits for no man and there’s nothing that marks the advancing years more noticeably than a movie. Some hold up well; others not so much. A genre where this is as relevant as any other is horror. “An American Werewolf in London (1981)” is a seminal offering directed by John Landis. When backpackers Jack Goodman (Griffin Dunne) and David Kessler (David Naughton) take refuge at “The Slaughtered Lamb” – an inn in the deepest, bleakest part of...