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Footage At The Borderlands: Horror Writer Adam Nevill's Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Sean Kitching , November 28th, 2015 07:33

With his new novel 'Lost Girl' out now, horror author Adam Nevill recommends his favourite recent horror films to Sean Kitching. You are going to want to work through this list.


McCullin (Jacqui Morris, David Morris 2012)

Second cheat as this is a documentary about one of the great eyewitnesses to the victims of some of the many conflicts waged in the second half of the 20th Century - Biafra, Vietnam, Cyprus, Lebanon. An upsetting and moving history of a man with a camera, working for the Sunday Times, who witnessed some of the profoundest inhumanity and bestial savagery of the human race in the twentieth century. I fear its core revelations and evidence are as relevant to the near future of the overpopulated and resources-starved planet that we now inhabit, as it is an intimate documentation of historical war crimes.

The film left me in awe of this photographer. In his own words: "Looking at what others cannot bear to see is what my life has been about."

And the ultimate horror may even be the photographer's final commentary on his life and work.

Brace yourselves.