Lauren Randall

Lauren Randall

Lauren Randall

Lauren Randall obtained a Distinction in her MA in English Literary Studies (2012) and is currently embarking on a PhD at Lancaster University, having completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2011. Her interests include crime and gothic fiction and film and she is a particular fan of the works of James Ellroy and Alfred Hitchcock. In her spare time, she writes short stories and is interested in script-writing, having been a delegate at The Network, a talent scheme in association with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Lauren also volunteers at the Dukes Cinema and Theatre in Lancaster and for Litfest. She is the research assistant for Crime Films, 1940 – 2000: A Free Film Festival, part of Lancaster University Library’s Tom Milne Popular Fiction Archive: 2012 Exhibition, Texts into Films.  As of 2012, she is crimeculture’s reviewer-in-residence.


Blue Velvet (1986)

Johnny Handsome (1989)

The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010)

Drive (2011)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Paul Johnston’s The Silver Stain (2011)

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Crimeculture was created in 2002 by Lee Horsley and Kate Horsley. Our online magazine features reviews of film and fiction and interviews with writers as well as essays on crime fiction, crime films and representations of criminality. The site receives well over 5 million hits a year from all over the world. Our 2014 series, Pulp Nostalgia, delves into writers' childhood memories and their favourite books, films and bad girls. Our 2015 series, Editors' Choice, reviews the best of recent crime fiction.

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