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Become The Babadook

On the surface the Babadook is just another bogeyman: prickly, sinewy, all arched limbs and spiky digits. And this is the point: he is just another bogeyman; it is what he represents that really matters. Without spoiling too much, The … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Thor: The Dark World and Reign

An American Werewolf in London A screening at the Billy Wilder theater in Los Angeles on the 26th, with Deborah Nadoolman Landis in attendance to sign copies of her book ‘Hollywood Costume’ (we’re in that!). Shawna Trpcic It’s question time … Continue reading

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The Conjuring Trailer: Lapels That Flap in the Night

The 1970s was a scary era, not least for clothes. The Conjuring costume designer Kristin M. Burke tells us more. Continue reading

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New Paranormal Activity 2 Clip: Ordinary is Scary

Paranormal Activity 2 does look interesting; not least costume wise. In a very ordinary way. Continue reading

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Dual Analysis: Beetle Juice – Chris’ Thoughts

Attesting that upbeat and silly often go hand in hand, Beetle Juice stands as one of director Tim Burton’s most cheerfully insane projects. Continue reading