Suspense/Thriller

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017.

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017. 1920 1080 Lili Cave

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…

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Crimson Peak. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Legendary. 2015.

Crimson Peak. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Legendary. 2015. 150 150 Angeline Parker

“It is a monstrous love and it makes monsters of us all” Artwork for Crimson Peak, Edith (left) as the butterfly, Lucille (right) as the moth Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic…

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Willard. Dir. Glen Morgan. New Line Cinema. 2003.

Willard. Dir. Glen Morgan. New Line Cinema. 2003. 150 150 Olivia Calverley

Glen Morgan’s disturbing horror film Willard portrays the life of social misfit Willard Stiles (played by Crispin Glover), and a colony of trained rats who live in the basement of…

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The Shallows. Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra. Columbia Pictures. 2016.

The Shallows. Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra. Columbia Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Chelsea Dunbobbin

The Shallows uses the tale of Nancy (Blake Lively), a surfer alone and vulnerable in the picturesque coasts of Mexico only to be aggressively hunted by a great white shark…

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The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019.

The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019. 150 150 George Knighton

“𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒚’𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒃𝒆. 𝑰𝒏 ’𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓.” The Lighthouse is a film about madness and evil. The film uses the arrival and death…

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The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009.

The Watchmen. Dir. Zach Snyder. Warner Bros. 2009. 150 150 Coda Heap

What can dogs tell us about criminality? With regards to Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, the answer is ‘quite a lot.’ Dogs are used within the film to align the binaries of…

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The Thing. Dir. John Carpenter. Universal Pictures. 1982.

The Thing. Dir. John Carpenter. Universal Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Rae Ellis

Figure 2Figure 1 The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) uses dogs as an emotional catalyst to evoke a heightened sympathetic response from its audience. The alien organism – adopting the exterior…

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White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014.

White God. Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. InterCom Zrt. 2014. 150 150 Emily Hunnybun

White God (dir. Kornél Mundruczó, 2014) depicts the story of Hagen [Bodie and Luke], a mixed-breed dog, and his relationship with Lili [Zsófia Psotta], a young girl who is sent to…

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Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003.

Oldboy. Dir. Park Chan-wook. Show East & Tartan Films. 2003. 150 150 Archie Scott

Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film Oldboy is at its core a thriller, a revenge story of Oh Dae-su (played by Choi Min-sik) imprisoned in a room for 15 years without any…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dir. Matt Reeves. 20thCentury Fox. 2014 ‘Now, they may have got their hands on some of our guns. But that does not make…

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