All around auteur — he was a writer, director, producer and editor — Charles Vincent began his show-business career in regional theater as a director and stage manager in his native Michigan. He worked for the Yale Repertory and the Negro Ensemble Company before making his cinematic debut in 1971 with the adult film The […]
n Japanese folklore, Yuki-Onna or Snow Woman, is a yōkai, which is a kind of demon, spirit or supernatural monster. Presented here is a retelling of a story called Yuki-Onna, from Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn.
Twenty years, in terms of horror films, doesn’t sound all that long. Yet it adds up to a generation, and the list below reflects that. It’s a catalog of the cinematic fears and obsessions that define an era. The list is also destined to start a few fights (no, I’m not a fan of “It […]
Somebody once wrote, ‘Hell is the impossibility of reason.’ – Oliver Stone The above quote, ironically enough, makes perfect sense, at least in the context of a horror film. Surely horror in its purest, undiluted form would indeed be the projection of the horrific, the monstrous, the irrevocably disturbing with no comprehensible meaning or corresponding […]
I saw a Twitter thread that asked, “What can I talk about for 30 minutes with no prep?” The answer, for me, is easy. Movies. Lots of movies. Get ready for 10 movies that I can, have and will go on and on and on about. 1. Yor Hunter from the Future: I basically started this […]
The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA’s number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an […]
Edition #10 looks at the horror movie visual references in American Horror Story’s fifth season (“Hotel”) + one from Season 2 (“Asylum”).