Anton Bitel

All articles by Anton Bitel

Reviews

Baghead: a trickster witch communes with the dead from a pub in Alberto Corredor’s assured horror

As with the recent Talk to Me (2022), Alberto Corredor adds to a long, cursed legacy of body-swapping witchcraft with his story of a sack-wearing necromancer confined in a pub basement.

By Anton Bitel

Baghead: a trickster witch communes with the dead from a pub in Alberto Corredor’s assured horror
Festivals

Krazy House: 1990s sitcom spoof is startlingly unfunny

By Anton Bitel

Krazy House: 1990s sitcom spoof is startlingly unfunny
Reviews

Dream Scenario: Nic Cage is the man of everyone’s dreams in this surreal satire of online exposure

By Anton Bitel

Dream Scenario: Nic Cage is the man of everyone’s dreams in this surreal satire of online exposure
Festivals

Starve Acre: English folk traditions take root in this disturbing horror set in 1970s Yorkshire

By Anton Bitel

Starve Acre: English folk traditions take root in this disturbing horror set in 1970s Yorkshire
Features

LFF Cult 2023: the freaky and the wrong at this year’s festival

By Anton Bitel

LFF Cult 2023: the freaky and the wrong at this year’s festival
Festivals

Horror gets weird: 6 oddities from FrightFest 2023

By Anton Bitel

Horror gets weird: 6 oddities from FrightFest 2023
Reviews

T.I.M.: an unnerving AI thriller

By Anton Bitel

T.I.M.: an unnerving AI thriller
Reviews

Meg 2: The Trench: enjoyable, over-the-top sharky schlock

By Anton Bitel

Meg 2: The Trench: enjoyable, over-the-top sharky schlock
Reviews

Evil Dead Rise: an intensely gory instalment of the cult horror franchise

By Anton Bitel

Evil Dead Rise: an intensely gory instalment of the cult horror franchise
Reviews

The Middle Man: this morbid, mordant comedy plumbs the psychosis of the Trump era

By Anton Bitel

The Middle Man: this morbid, mordant comedy plumbs the psychosis of the Trump era
Festivals

Perpetrator: this feminist flick puts the gory in allegory

By Anton Bitel

Perpetrator: this feminist flick puts the gory in allegory
Reviews

Connect: a grisly offering from Takashi Miike that feels like the work of a modern-day media Frankenstein

By Anton Bitel

Connect: a grisly offering from Takashi Miike that feels like the work of a modern-day media Frankenstein
10 great

10 great films set outside our solar system

By Anton Bitel

10 great films set outside our solar system
Reviews

The Menu: a tense tale of slow-cooked revenge

By Anton Bitel

The Menu: a tense tale of slow-cooked revenge
Lists

A great horror film from every year, from 1922 to now

By Anton Bitel, Michael Blyth and others

A great horror film from every year, from 1922 to now
10 great

10 great zombie films

By Anton Bitel

10 great zombie films
What to watch at LFF

Primal scenes and personal perspectives: reflections on the Cult strand at LFF

By Anton Bitel

Primal scenes and personal perspectives: reflections on the Cult strand at LFF
Reviews

The Woman King: must history intrude on such heady mythmaking?

By Anton Bitel

The Woman King: must history intrude on such heady mythmaking?
Reviews

Smile: turn that frown inside-out

By Anton Bitel

Smile: turn that frown inside-out
Reviews

Bodies Bodies Bodies: a cutting dissection of Gen Z

By Anton Bitel

Bodies Bodies Bodies: a cutting dissection of Gen Z
Festivals

Preview: 10 traumatic treats from the Arrow Video FrightFest 2022 

By Anton Bitel

Preview: 10 traumatic treats from the Arrow Video FrightFest 2022 
Reviews

The Feast: chilling Welsh eco-horror

By Anton Bitel

The Feast: chilling Welsh eco-horror
10 great

10 great robot films

By Anton Bitel

10 great robot films
Reviews

Dashcam: a livestream of consciousness that steers right into the QAnon canon

By Anton Bitel

Dashcam: a livestream of consciousness that steers right into the QAnon canon
Reviews

The Innocents gives the moral growth of children a supernatural twist

By Anton Bitel

The Innocents gives the moral growth of children a supernatural twist
10 great

10 great nunsploitation films

By Anton Bitel

10 great nunsploitation films
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10 great dystopian TV shows

By Anton Bitel

10 great dystopian TV shows
Reviews

X unites horror and porn to explore voyeurism across generations

By Anton Bitel

X unites horror and porn to explore voyeurism across generations
Reviews

Don’t Look Up is a crass, scattergun comedy that somehow works

By Anton Bitel

Don’t Look Up is a crass, scattergun comedy that somehow works
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