The Woman writer/director Lucky McKee knows a thing or two about horror, traumatising audiences ever since his 2002 breakthrough May introduced him to the world as a new, uncompromising voice in horror cinema.
McKee talks to Matt’s Movie Reviews about his favourite horror movies.
"My definition of horror is loose. Straw Dogs is a horror movie to me. A Clockwork Orange is a horror movie to me."
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in terms of genre, is the best horror film I think that’ll ever be made. It’s just absolutely terrifying, it’s elegantly made, and it still scares me.You can watch a movie so many times that you can get kind of a little bit jaded, but ...Chainsaw still makes me nervous when I watch it."
"David Lynch is kind of an unsung hero, and I think a lot of horror directors especially in Asian cinema, Japanese cinema specifically, have really leaned on the kind of techniques of David Lynch in sound design, atmosphere, and filming the sub-conscious that a lot of people don’t give credit to."