Archive | July 2011

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Bathroom Horror

It’s my casual observation that the bathroom scene is a bit of an institution in horror films, probably ever since poor Janet Leigh famously bought it in Psycho. Off the top of my head: The Collector (1965); classic French chiller Les Diaboliques (1955, predating Psycho);¬†Carrie (freaking out at menstruation and what she sees as a […]

Peter Booth’s Paintings

It’s interesting to see the way horror themes emerge in ‘fine art,’ in contrast with the more stereotypical leering skulls and scantily clad women found in the illustration world. Peter Booth, whose recent work is on show at Rex Irwin’s gallery in Sydney until 23 July, is a painter who has never shied away from […]