What makes a good scary story?
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26 October 2015
We go on a spooky investigation to figure out which elements make for a decent spine-tingling tale. With contributions from graphic artist Graham Humphreys, film critic and author Kim Newman and editor of ‘The Folio Book of Ghost Stories’, Mandy Kirkby.
26 October 2015
Mandy Kirkby is the editor of ‘The Folio Book of Ghost Stories’, which compiles haunted tales from the likes of Charles Dickens, Vladimir Nabokov, Shirley Jackson and some of the key writers from the Edwardian and Victorian eras. She tells Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli how she decided what made the cut.
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Did you ever have the poster of one of your favourite horror movies on your bedroom wall? Well, it’s likely that it was designed by Graham Humphreys who has worked on campaigns for ‘The Evil Dead’, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ and many more. He talks to Ben Rylan about what makes a good horror film and how you choose what to put on the poster.
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We creep over to Madrid where a short Halloween film festival called MovEat will be held at slaughterhouse-turned-cultural precinct El Matadero this weekend. Our correspondent Liam Aldous sat down with curator Popy Blasco to talk about what gives a good horror flick its edge.
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