Ben Harcourt

Prevenge: Gritty murder in the wake of motherhood

Prevenge, the directorial debut of actress and writer Alice Lowe, is a horror-comedy about the brutal serial killings carried out by the film’s lead, Ruth, a pregnant woman who follows the malevolent desires of her unborn child.  Lowe is best known for her recurring role on the cult comedy series...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2017

All-Inclusive Halloween Film Guide

It’s Halloween and for anyone who wants to celebrate with a big bowl of popcorn and a movie, then we at The Boar can offer recommendations to the horror-haters and horror-seekers alike. I have avoided any infamous exploitation and splatter films simply because Halloween is a time for fun and...
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Posted Oct. 30, 2016

Breaking Stereotypes: In Defence of Slasher Films

The ‘slasher movie’, for anyone who is unaware is best defined as a film involving the methodical murder of a group of people by a single character whose identity and motives are often (but not always) ambiguous. The genre has been used around the world, however its golden age comes...
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Posted Oct. 29, 2016