In case it’s escaped your notice we’re living through troubled and tumultuous times, with a pandemic, protests, political upheaval and social unrest seemingly ever-present. However, even though what we’re experiencing may feel unprecedented, the horror genre has already seen it, done it and no doubt re-imagined it as either a city-devouring monster or an undead infestation. And somehow, these extreme representations of our worst fears and most unimaginable realities have the power to make us feel better – or at least distract us from the terror outside for 90 minutes.
So this year, Film4 and HOME – creators and curators of FilmFear – mix metaphor and mega-gore with a line-up of modern horror classics exploring politics, society, history and the many ways that the world we live in can scare us. (But without zombies – zombies are just too easy.)
Created and curated in partnership with Film4.