Classical Film Review: Halloween [1978]

Filmed in 1978, John Carpenter’s Halloween is younger than some of the other films we have looked at for the Classical Review. But… it is Halloween and this is a genuinely scary, yet also extremely tastefully well-crafted, horror cult classic. As low-budget and rushed as the filming may have been (it was shot in just…

Fish Pie Recipe: What To Do With Pumpkin Leftovers?

Autumn; a time for stomping through gold and red leaves and carving beautiful, round pumpkins. Is it any surprise it’s my favourite time of year? Just take a look at our new family Instagram account- it’s entirely autumn themed! Beautiful pumpkins aren’t just perfect for aesthetics though, they’re also delicious. Sadly however, according to the…

Vintage Petticoats Guide: Tips and Tricks

Petticoats are of course a vital part of your vintage/retro wardrobe- not just ‘vital’ actually, more like ‘essential’! They are what you will be building your outfits upon. With the resurgence of vintage style petticoats are more popular and sought after than they have been at any point since the 1950s! Probably. Don’t quote me…

Classical Film Review: Dr. No [1962]

Mysoginistic and martini swilling, brilliant and brutish, he is, nonetheless… disturbingly charming. British spy James Bond first appeared on cinema screens in 1962’s Dr. No, in which he is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr No, a nefarious evil…