Investigating one of the creepiest films of all time, with insights inspired by one of the world’s leading film scholars.
The child of deaf-mute parents, Chaney learned to master the art of pantomime and became a legendary chameleon known best as ‘the man of a thousand faces.’
Corman’s mastery of the low-budget production has had a tremendous impact on independent filmmakers, documentarians and studios alike.
As the typical Sundance ‘success’ has moved from the art house to the Oscars, the festival garners a whole new kind of attention.
Méliès’ need to explore his dreams through the art of filmmaking is the fundamental force that today drives such visionary directors as Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Tim Burton and Steven Spielberg.
Hitchcock’s uncommon talent, it seems, was his ability to compel onlookers to project themselves into the shoes of the bumbling innocents he engulfed in sinister situations.
Scenes built specifically to ‘fill time’ for theatrical release offer a surprise peek at the auteurist genius of John Carpenter and Monte Hellman.
Looking back at Damon Packard’s DAWN OF AN EVIL MILLENNIUM, the horror ‘trailer’ reads like a prescient manifesto on what shape horror’s second century mutations should take.
The blank-eyed stare, the slow walk, the curse, the rot: The greatest zombie movies have something both inhuman and superhuman to teach us.
On Frankensteins: Reconstitute, rinse, repeat? Tim Burton offers notes on how not to refresh a seasonal favorite.
KILLER JOE, the latest from 77-year-old movie legend William Friedkin, looks like the brazen, energetic work of a young director having too much fun. A candid interview with the director finds Friedkin in top fighting form.
Australian horror films span the horror genre, from telekinetic to vampiristic to black comedic to just plain peculiar.