Movie Review: Hatchet

By Nicholas Barham If you’re looking for thrills, chills, and lots of bloody kills, then you have come to the right place! Hatchet is a movie that harkens back to the glory days of the slasher genre. Written and directed by Adam Green, Hatchet follows a supernatural killer, known as Victor Crowley, as he stalksContinue reading “Movie Review: Hatchet”

Film review: Let the Bullets Fly

By Nicholas Barham If you are looking for a movie that perfectly blends action, intrigue and drama then let me introduce you to Let the Bullets Fly, original title: 让子弹飞 (or Ràng Zǐ Dàn Fēi in pinyin), a blockbuster action comedy written and directed by Jiang Wen.

Slasher Films: The History of a Genre

By Nicholas Barham Spoiler alert: I discuss the plots of some old films I have a confession to make, in my teens I developed a fixation with slasher films. Slasher films were my introduction to the horror genre, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride experience as you watch the killer stalking the hapless victims who inevitably die inContinue reading “Slasher Films: The History of a Genre”

5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style

By Jasmine Maddren I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe Colour style, what’s that? Colour style is a necessary component of art which helps to identify you as an artist in a world filled with individuality.Continue reading “5 Tips to Find Your Colour Style”

Four Common Villain Types

By Nicholas Barham Thus I clothe my naked villainy with old odd ends, stolen forth of holy writ, and seem a saint when most I play the devil. William Shakespeare, Richard III Everyone loves a good villain, without them most stories would not work. There needs to be someone or something for the hero toContinue reading “Four Common Villain Types”

Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells

Written by Nicholas Barham Hi, Nick here. I thought it’d be a cool idea to have a special limited-feature blog where I review a classic fiction novel. There is a vast ocean of classic literature out there that is not only entertaining, but can also teach us something about the early days of particular genresContinue reading “Classics Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells”

Revisiting a Masterpiece, Batman: The Long Halloween

Written by Nicholas BarhamCaution: SPOILERS AHEAD With the upcoming release of the direct-to-video animation Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, and Part Two, I thought it would be good to revisit the graphic novel.

Your artistic identity, and where to find it

By Jasmine Maddren What is art style? Art style is one of those things people obsess about. The information out there is often confusing and contradictory when it comes to developing your own style. In the past, as I’ve struggled with art-block and feeling frustrated while trying to find my artistic identity I’ve had peopleContinue reading “Your artistic identity, and where to find it”

Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova

Hi, Nick here. You may have remembered that in our first post I alluded to the idea of sharing some of my fiction work, well we have chosen to do just that for this week’s blog. Below is an excerpt of my current novel, Vita Nova (working title, latin for “new life”). I hope youContinue reading “Fiction Excerpt: Vita Nova”

The Inaugural Post of Four Eyes Writing

Our names are Nick and Jasmine and we are the two co-founders of Four Eyes Writing. But if you have made it this far into the website then you know this already. This post will serve as an introduction to who we are, what has led us here, and why we have started this blog.Continue reading “The Inaugural Post of Four Eyes Writing”