Exploring the train in the movies as decor, a narrative device and symbol

Analysing the Tate murders and two contemporary movies based on the crime

A Sunday Mirror paper front page about the Tate murders (Sunday Mirror, August 10th 1969)

How Los Angeles’ most gruesome unsolved murder relates to female disembodiment in American cinema

The interrelation between staged news photography, Cold War paranoia and Hollywood science-fiction

The movie posters of It Came From Outer Space (1953), Forbidden Planet (1956) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (From left to right © Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Walter Wanger Productions)

How the aesthetics of the missing poster channel dread into our everyday lives.

The Lost Boys (1987) © Warner Bros. Pictures

Jelle Havermans

Jelle Havermans (1994) is a visual artist and writer. He writes about horror, true crime and the history of photography and film.

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