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Hellbent For Horror

Apr 19, 2017

A "Double Feature" that's so big, we needed TWO PODCASTS to tell it!

James Hancock (host of The Wrong Reel podcast) returns for Part 2 of our collaboration between our two podcasts, where we discuss the "monsters" at the heart of the movies of Roman Polanski.

Sometimes they’re literal monsters, sometimes...

Apr 6, 2017

We all have our guilty pleasures. 

I have admired John Waters as a filmmaker since I first read about him in the pages of Fangoria magazine back in 1982

I love a maverick filmmaker who can manage to make movies outside of the system on a shoestring budget that are original, unique, and fun.  The early films of...

Mar 27, 2017

Notorious scares delivered on TV! 

Back in the early 1970's, Network TV executives started to make original movies to compete against Hollywood. They were fast, cheap and, occasionally, great!

Many of these telefilms were horror movies. Some of those network TV-produced movies generated some genuine scares, and...

Mar 17, 2017

I’ve said before that horror is supposed to upset the apple cart. 

It lets us confront fears we can’t confront in any other genre.  I like when good stories challenge me, and that includes a challenge to my perspective

In the last decade or so I’ve noticed many films directed and/or written by women that...

Mar 7, 2017

What does a shark sound like as it gets closer to you?

What does October 31st sound like?

Or Marion Crane's last thought?

When you look up a long flight of stairs in Georgetown, what do you hear?

Horror Fans know.

When a haunting visual and a haunting score are in perfect harmony, they have the power to enter your...