Thriller

1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017.

1922. Dir. Zak Hilditch. Netflix. 2017. 150 150 Tabitha Gent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_fT0aTsjI Fig 1 – 1922 Trailer Fig 2 shows a portrait of the James’ Family. Zak Hilditch’s 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1922 follows the story of Wilfred James, a…

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A Cure for Wellness. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Regency Enterprises. (2016)

A Cure for Wellness. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Regency Enterprises. (2016) 150 150 Angeline Parker

Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness uses the symbolic imagery of eels in this psychological horror film. The scenes in which they feature are some of the most perturbed, which…

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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 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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Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014.

Gone Girl. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 2014. 150 150 Florence Tilley

https://youtu.be/QZsF7IRTgMQ On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne receives an unexpected phone call from his neighbour, who has spotted his indoor pet cat wandering outside the house.…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011. 150 150 Amy Clarke

The scene which I believe most questions anthropocentric notions of human superiority in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is the moment when Caesar verbally expresses his frustrations, in…

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28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002.

28 Days Later. Dir. Danny Boyle. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2002. 150 150 Emily Cuthbert

You wouldn’t expect one of British cinema’s most poignant and idyllic moments to lie in the centre of a post-apocalyptic horror film, yet it does. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later cuts…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Do you want a second chance, Cole?” In other words – Do you want your body experimented upon to benefit our research again, Cole? The film cuts to a scene…

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Frozen. Dir. Adam Green. Anchor Bay Films. 2010.

Frozen. Dir. Adam Green. Anchor Bay Films. 2010. 150 150 Olivia Harris

Adam Green’s dramatic thriller Frozen features the return of the wolf to terrorise three friends who become stranded on a ski lift in a New England ski resort. The wolf’s homecoming becomes…

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