Apr 27, 2020
2020 is the 100-year anniversary of 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', the German Expressionism film that created the visual and thematic template for the modern horror movie.
And I think it is very fitting that three films up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year were horror films in disguise.
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Apr 2, 2020
Welcome to Part Two of my post-mortem on 2010-2019, the Decade of Dread!
Was 2010 to 2019 an embarrassment of riches, or just an embarrassment?
The honest answer is…BOTH.
This is my deep dive into "the State of Horror" as we move towards a new decade and brace ourselves as we walk into the maelstrom that is 2020.
Feb 4, 2020
It's a month into 2020 and the "terrible teens" are due for a post-mortem! There were huge changes in the world of entertainment in the years 2010 to 2019 and the horror genre was right in the middle of it all.
The advent of streaming services and the popularizing of "binge-watching" changed the way we watched horror...
Dec 26, 2019
Hello, my friends!
I hope you got what you wanted for Christmas and Hanukkah!
And...here's one last present that I was hiding behind the sofa!
Last year I did a traditional Christmas ghost story reading. This is a tradition that harkens back to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and has been kept alive...
Oct 27, 2019
'Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor', screamed the August 1995 headline in The Los Angeles Times.
From the 60s to the 80s, producer/director Al Adamson made cheap, crazy and effective exploitation films, like SATAN'S SADISTS and DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN for the drive-in market.
But the whole truth...