Even as the world faced its own terrors with the most expansive war in history, Hollywood continued to make modes of escape, even if it had to slash budgets to do so. Smaller budgets, however, did not prevent some real gems from emerging.
This is the beginning of a new series tracing the history of the horror film over the past nine decades, interacting with five favorites from each decade.
Occasionally there will come along a horror film that rises above schlock and cheap thrills and gives us a truly meaningful and chilling story. The Conjuring is one of those films.
With many incarnations already under its belt, does the new film version of Les Miserables live up to such rich material? The answer is one of both glory and misery.
We long for a restoration like this in our world. We look around and see so much beauty in the world, but we also know that it isn't what it could be, what it should be. It is but a shadow of what once was.
Hammer Films produced many of the very best gothic horror films in the 1950s and 1960s. After its resurrection just a few years ago, Hammer now seems set to continue its tradition onward if The Woman in Black is any indicator.
I've almost considered writing a book about my experiences and thoughts while writing my book...
I wrote this little poem after reading a friend's tweet about waking up in the middle of the night after watching a vampire movie. Do you wake affright at night, Hoping for the morning light, Reeling from most haunted dreams of Grisly undead gore? Do you grasp upon your nightstand For a cross or stake … Continue reading A Poem: The Night Terrors
There are some experiences in life that seem to never get old. Going to a drive-in movie theater is such an event for me. Last night I had the opportunity to go with friends to the Georgetown Drive-In, just across the river from Louisville. I used to go with my dad or other family members … Continue reading The Drive-In
The Wolfman. Directed by Joe Johnson. Starring Benecio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, and Geraldine Chaplin. Universal Pictures, 2010. Rated R. My rating: 3.8/5.0 One going to see The Wolfman, Universal's remake of its 1941 classic The Wolf Man, should not go in expecting a mind-wrenching drama meant to leave one thinking … Continue reading Review: The Wolfman