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Welcome to Prime Time – Wes Craven’s Dream Warriors

Although A Nightmare on Elm Street would become one of the most popular horror franchises of all time, even as production on the...

Crimewave – The Story Behind the Movie Sam Raimi Would Rather Forget

In theory it seemed that Crimewave could not fail. From the director of The Evil Dead and the writers of Blood...

Nightmares in a Damaged Brain – The Story of a Video Nasty

On 30 June 1983 the Director of Public Prosecutions published a list of fifty-two feature films that were considered offensive and...

The Wicked Stepmother – How Hammer Turned to Murder Mysteries with Taste of Fear

By the end of the 1950s Hammer Films had overtaken Ealing Studios as the dominant force in British cinema. Following the...

Going Underground – A Journey into Luc Besson’s Subway

Luc Besson was just twenty-six when his second full-length feature Subway was released in his native France to commercial and critical...

When the Journey’s Over – The Making of Night Train to Munich

‘I am speaking to you from the cabinet room at 10 Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed...

Pralines and Dick – The Making of Wayne’s World

In the early 1990s the alternative rock and metal scene began to invade mainstream cinema, at first with 1991′s action-packed Bill...

A Long and Dangerous Journey – A History of The Wizard of Oz on the Silver Screen

When L. Frank Baum submitted the manuscript for his children’s story The Emerald City on 9 October 1899 little did he...