Human Centipede

The Horror Film: Dead & Buried?

Last night I went to the pub with Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, Barry Forshaw and others, and we ended up arguing about movies of course. The one thing we all seemed to feel was that Horror Has A Problem. First, let’s be clear about genres – ghost stories and supernatural movies are alive and thriving. […]

Scissor Act

I’ve long been fascinated by the world of Soho Square’s film censors. We were supposed to call it a Board of Classification but I think they just lost that right with the outright banning of ‘Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence’. Back in the sixties we had John Trevelyan, who brought a more liberal approach to […]