Diane Spencer

Diane Spencer

Diane Spencer is a standup comedian and writer. Her favourite genres include comedy, horror and sci-fi. Loves halloumi.


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Cinevile: Housebound

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month she’s considering the merits of being Housebound.
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Cine-Vile: Reincarnated

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month she turns her attentions to Reincarnated, which documents Snoop Dogg’s explorations (read: exploitations) of Rastafarian culture.
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Cinevile: Satanic Rituals

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month she kindly rounds up the very best onscreen satanic rituals. Contains spoilers and Rik Mayall (just for a change).
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Cine-Vile: Odd Thomas

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month: Satanism, premonitions and over-buttered toast in 2013 Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas.
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Rated or Dated: The Blair Witch Project

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. With ‘lost footage’ horror Unfriended in cinemas, Diane Spencer looks at the most famous example of the genre. Is it still shit-your-pants scary?
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Cine-Vile: Snow White and the Huntsman

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month it’s pantomimic nonsense a-go-go in Charlize Theron vehicle Snow White and the Huntsman.
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Cine-Vile: The Last Stand

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month it’s the turn of The Last Stand, a 2013 action comedy starring “a leather handbag doing an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, and a car”.
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Cine-Vile: Ender’s Game

In the first of a new series, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month: the shrieking insectoid awfulness of 2013 sci-fi yawner Ender’s Game.
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Cine-Vile: Outbreak

In her monthly column, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month: diseased monkeys and exploding hazmat suits rule in 1995 howler Outbreak.
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Cine-Vile: Surrogates

In the second of a new series, guff-film buff Diane Spencer sorts the cinematic wheat from the chaff, then throws all the wheat away. This month: wigs and defecating robots abound in 2009 sci-fi duffer Surrogates.