Horror (TV)

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Lock up your bunnies: Fatal Attraction is back, and still stuck in the 80s
Rachel Cooke was looking forward to a TV reboot of the controversial 1987 thriller – only to find that, despite being made by a team of women, its attitudes have barely changed

Rachel Cooke

16, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The Outwaters review – extreme found-footage horror runs amok in the desert
For all its purported mystery and experimentation, Robbie Banfitch’s tale of four unlucky friends out in the wilds comes off as decadent

Leslie Felperin

04, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Yellowjackets season two review – this wonderfully imaginative sequel is even better than last time
Juliette Lewis is sublime, Christina Ricci finds her perfect co-star and you’re constantly kept on your toes with parallel timelines and tons of creepy thrills. What a follow-up!

Leila Latif

24, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Bad buzz: gory stan satire Swarm is a shallow look at extreme fandom
Amazon’s comedy horror series is the rare show to explore the potent cultural force of fandom, for better or – mostly – for worse

Adrian Horton

22, Mar, 2023 @2:33 PM

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Welcome to the age of ‘dark copers’ – where morbid curiosity is a means of survival | Emma Beddington
From haunted dolls to horror films, there is a big appetite right now for fear-as-fun. Are we all just practising for what 2023 throws at us?

Emma Beddington

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Pure terror in musical form’: Dead Space’s composer shares its unsettling secret
Jason Graves explains how the cult horror game’s score began as a modern, Hollywood soundtrack, but ended up drawing on a 20th-century orchestral technique to create something much scarier

Dom Peppiatt

20, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Just too frightening’ – the most terrifying art, from horror films to haunted ruins and sinister songs
A bear-infested casino, a horse-drawn hearse, a humanoid stalker and the ghost of Mr Pipes who was eaten by his cats … in a Halloween special, Guardian critics pick their scariest ever work

Guardian writers

31, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Chapelwaite review – a wife blasting off her husband’s head is the only thrill in this Stephen King bore
Adrien Brody is fine as a widower who inherits a creaky old mansion in this short story adaptation. But no amount of worms or shackled bathtubs can turn this into great horror

Lucy Mangan

19, Oct, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Let the Right One In review – vampire remake series loses its bite
An unnecessary and uninspired expansion of the 2008 hit, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, brings little to the table

Charles Bramesco

07, Oct, 2022 @2:55 PM

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The Midnight Club review – this teen horror is like a morbid Breakfast Club
Set in a hospice for teenagers, Mike Flanagan’s new show has a grim premise, with death lingering round every corner. Then they start telling each other scary stories …

Leila Latif

07, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Interview with the Vampire review – Anne Rice’s gothic horror gets queer TV update
A hit-and-miss adaptation of the 1976 novel has replaced the homoeroticism of the 1994 movie with explicit sex

Charles Bramesco

27, Sep, 2022 @6:17 AM

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Red Rose review – this lively teen horror series is a creepier Black Mirror
Terrifying smartphone apps! Blackmailed teens! French exams! This entertainingly disturbing BBC drama about Bolton school leavers could well have a second series in it

Stuart Jeffries

15, Aug, 2022 @9:50 PM

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