Whether you call them Hagsploitation, Psycho-Biddy or just plain Elder Horror, growing old is a scary prospect and horror has mined those depths to great effect. Andrea and Alex dive into the murky waters of gender and aging, the burden of care and whether the cycle can be broken.
In a scary year, these films offered catharsis and chills.
The UK’s biggest horror and fantasy film festival gets physical and celebrates its 21st year with a return to the Cineworld Leicester Square, London.
Director and co-writer Natalie Erika James discussed with us the personal experiences that lead to the creation of the film, and how she built a film that will make you both scream and cry.
It merges deeply unsettling horror with relatable psychological traumas.