Julia’s Eyes

A Ghost Story Is Not A Horror Story

It’s that time of the year again when I get invited to read something spooky in a wing-backed armchair beside a crackling fire. Actually, one year I did that in Black’s Club, but this year we’re in the National Liberal Club, a grander and far chillier environment for the annual Hallowe’en reading, and I’ll also […]

Is There Another Way To Create A Heroine?

They’re known as WIP films, and have been around as long as cinema. I suppose my favourite Women In Peril films would include ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Link’, ‘Wait Until Dark’, ‘The Hidden Face’, ‘Suspiria’, ‘Julia’s Eyes’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘The Hidden Face’ and ‘Penumbra’, but there are many others. One could even describe ‘Aliens’ as a WIP […]

Re:View – ‘Julia’s Eyes’

*No Spoilers* There’s not much screaming or yelling in the Fowler household; it’s a pretty calm oasis. But last night there was a fair bit of yelling along the lines of ‘Aaaargh! Noooo!’ and peeking through the fingers during a screening of Guillermo del Toro’s latest exec production, made by some of those responsible for […]