Writing by Emma Westwood. Most likely about movies, filmmaking, monsters and other wild trips. Words should go down nice and easy.

Cinemaniacs’ presentation of Dolls

Cinemaniacs graciously asked me to do another presentation, this time for Stuart Gordon’s 1987 feature, Dolls. Following is a transcript of the presentation at Backlot Studios on Saturday 17th September 2016, complete in its unadulterated form with cues for slide cards… Continue reading “Cinemaniacs’ presentation of Dolls”

The Fly: A 30-Year Love Story

In the midst of penning my book for Devil’s Advocates on David Cronenberg’s 1986 masterpiece, The Fly, I seize an opportunity offered by 4:3 to acknowledge the film’s 30th anniversary on 15th August 2016. This is what eventuated…


Cinemaniacs’ presentation of The Fly

In September 2015, Lee Gambin and the wonderful team at Cinemaniacs in Melbourne, Australia, asked me if I would be interested in introducing their screening of David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986)Continue reading “Cinemaniacs’ presentation of The Fly”

To Just Survive as the Final Girl is Not Victory

Reflecting on Women in Horror Month, Kate Robertson speaks with me and fellow Plato’s Cave critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas  for 4:3 film journal about the gender politics of Dario Argento, found footage cinema, the ‘Final Girl’ and many other exciting things.


The Cruelest Cut: Castrating The Devils

Feature article published in Screem Magazine in 2015 on The Devils (dir. Ken Russell, 1971): Continue reading “The Cruelest Cut: Castrating The Devils”

Mystics in Bali

Review of Mystics in Bali (dir. H. Tjut Djalil, 1981): Continue reading “Mystics in Bali”

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

Review of The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (dir. Paul Bunnell, 2012): Continue reading “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X”


DVD review of Antichrist (dir. Lars Von Trier, 2009) for Screem Magazine: Continue reading “Antichrist”

Troll Hunter

Review of Troll Hunter (dir. André Øvredal, 2010): Continue reading “Troll Hunter”

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