James Balmont

James is a freelance arts and culture journalist based in London, UK. He covers film, alternative music and all kinds of other cool stuff for i-D, Dazed, The Face, NME and AnOther Magazine.
The Inverse Interview
The French father of Hollywood sci-fi is still planning his masterpiece (Exclusive)
James Balmont
Science fiction visionary Marc Caro on 'Alien,' 'Dune,' 'Metal Hurlant', and the 30th anniversary of his dystopian classic 'Delicatessen.'
Resident Evil 25
"Clowns farting": The wild story behind Resident Evil's worst soundtrack
James Balmont
Here’s how Mamoru Samuragochi, the disgraced composer once known as Japan’s Beethoven, left his mark on the Resident Evil franchise.
Gaming
"A lot of loud pain": Resident Evil actors share their survival horror memories
James Balmont
Five actors behind the venerable survival horror series prove the behind-the-scenes stories are every bit as outlandish as those played out on-screen.
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Japan's weirdest director is finally coming to America — with Nicolas Cage
James Balmont
If you thought you knew extreme, just wait until you meet Sion Sono.
Inverse Codex
'Alice in Borderland' Netflix Season 2 release date, trailer, cast for the deadly sci-fi series
James Balmont
Netflix's manga adaptation is a bonafide hit, so when will we get a second season?
One Dead. 41 To Go.
'Battle Royale' turns 20: "This was not just a slaughter movie"
James Balmont
Two contestants look back at the toils and triumphs of the controversial cult classic.
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The most underrated dystopian movie ever is finally getting a U.S. release
James Balmont
Released in Japan in 1982, Burst City has never been more relevant.
8-Bit Week
'Resident Evil 8' wouldn't exist without this forgotten 8-bit horror game
James Balmont
Deemed too gory for a Western release, the Resident Evil series makes frequent nods to this spooky classic.
Behind the stunts
“We were never safe.” The cameramen of Jackass tell all
James Balmont
Hidden cameras, lots of poop, and Jackass 4.