Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a freelance critic and entertainment journalist with 10 years of experience covering geek culture, TV, and film. Previously a staff writer at the Daily Dot, she has written for Wired, TV Guide, Empire Magazine, and others.

She also co-hosts the movie podcast Overinvested, co-edits the Hugo-shortlisted fandom newsletter The Rec Center, and contributes to BBC radio as a film commentator.

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Before King Kong, Hollywood Was Already Obsessed With Gorillas

Believe it or not, there was a time when apes were a more bankable movie monster than vampires or werewolves.

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Out of darkness comes a survival-thriller-turned-monster-movie.

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Marvel Desperately Needs Another Show Like 'Jessica Jones'

Maturity means more than just making your heroes glower.

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Scavengers Reign Takes Body Horror to Terrifying New Places

Take notes, David Cronenberg.

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Thanks to Netflix, this overlooked space epic is getting a second chance.

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Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi revenge thriller reveals a path forward for the stagnant subgenre.

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25 Years Later, 'The Matrix' Still Defines Cinematic Cool

Dust off your trenchcoat.

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One of the Most Underrated Sci-Fi Shows of the 2000s Marked an Important Fandom Milestone

RIP the Livejournal era.

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'The Exorcist' Changed Horror Cinema Forever

What an excellent day for an exorcism.

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A Shocking 2023 Body Horror is the Smartest Take on Frankenstein Yet

How far would you go to save a child?

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Found Footage Has Suffered Diminishing Returns, but an Obscure Indie Gave the Genre a Jolt

Just when you thought you’d seen every kind of haunted house...

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The Creator production designer talks techniques he brought from Star Wars, and how the movie is doing something totally new.

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