Under The Skin

Art films bore me. Not artistic films like Barry Lyndon or 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange (wait, those are all… whatever), but self important film school senior projects with long, long, overlong takes and a… Read More

A Good List

It’s rare that I look over a list and agree with every entry save one (I would have given it to Slither over The Host). Check this out: The Horror Movie Academy Awards  

Escapism Is Not A Bad Word

As someone who suffers from bouts of deep depression and spent years on anti-depressants, I can testify to the healing power of distraction. I remember being in high school, suffering from the usual teen insecurity with a dark… Read More

Castle Rock

When I heard this new series wasn’t written by Stephen King or based on one of his stories but was rather a tribute to his work, I was really worried. Remember when they turned Lawnmower Man into an… Read More

Since everyone else is jumping off a bridge…

I, too, shall rank the Castle Rock books. Spoilers and another dumb list follow after the jump.

Horror In Four Flavors

In the pre-Blockbuster days we had to take our horror movies as we found them. They really weren’t putting horror films into wide release so our options were limited to TV, usually on that fourth channel, the UHF… Read More

Horror In The Modern Age

Stephen King made the point in The Danse Macabre that horror seems to flourish during horrible times. Universal’s monsters exploded onto the screen during the Great Depression and big bug movies made a splash during the offing of… Read More

Horror Vs. Adventure

How do you know if you’re in a horror movie or an adventure film? Are you Ripley or are you Indy? Or, for that matter, are you the first Ripley or the second? After the jump, some easy… Read More

A List! A List!

I’m in a horror mood lately, probably because of Castle Rock, so I’m going to make a list of my favorite horror movies ranked by how scary they were to me at the time I saw them (in… Read More

IT

TL;DR: This is both a great movie and a scary movie. You should see it. I’ve written before about how magnetic yet truly flawed Stephen King’s novel It truly is. For years I found myself returning to reread… Read More