Tag Archive | Halloween

Reality Swept Away: Hellions at Sydney Underground Film Festival 2015

With a blood moon last month and Halloween impending, it’s an opportune time to discuss Bruce McDonald’s 2015 feature Hellions, which combines the two events to atmospheric effect. The film begins in familiar enough horror territory, with a late-teens protagonist, Dora (Chloe Rose), canoodling with her boyfriend as they plan that night’s Halloween festivities. Following the […]

Zombies and Dinosaurs

A memorable Halloween to all! More by chance than by design (as we’d initially planned to go last week) I found myself attending the Halloween version of Jurassic Lounge, a sort of cabaret nightclub event held at the Australian Museum in Sydney.  For someone who loves both horror and natural history institutions, it doesn’t get […]

“This is the one night where the dead and all sorts of other things roam free…”

A couple of weeks ago I had an evocative but disturbing dream about a Satanic funeral taking place across the road from where I grew up in Mosman.  As those in Sydney know, some rather inexplicable crime has taken place in this affluent suburb, the most recent instance being the collar bomb hoax.  It seems […]