THIS week, I'm afraid I won't be raving like a madman about local issues, police data, or even Cornwall Council (Gasp!). 

No, in honour of Halloween, this week is all about Cornwall's relationship with movies of the spooky variety. 

You might be surprised to know that Cornwall has featured in a number of horror films over the years, either lending to the plot or just providing the spectacular scenery we all know and love. 

From more recent releases such as 'Enys Men' from our very own Mark Jenkin of Newlyn, to almost-ancient classics such as Hammer Horror's 'Plague of the Zombies', Cornwall has a long history with the horror genre and many a writer and director has seen fit to set the events of their film in the Duchy. 

One of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, films set in Cornwall is Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 revenge thriller 'Straw Dogs', which saw such Hollywood royalty as Dustin Hoffman visit areas such as St Buryan during its shooting. 

While Halloween and horror films are, understandably, not everyone's cup of tea, there's no mistaking how Cornwall has lent itself to the genre in such a way that even today filmmakers are still coming to the Duchy in the hopes of installing a certain look or feel into their films. A character that only Cornwall can portray.