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Daily | Jodorowsky, Cronenberg—and Horrors!

October 31, 2013
Carnival of Souls

Slant’s “100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time” and more scary monsters and super creeps.

Daily | Horrors!

October 28, 2013
V/H/S

Here comes the favorite holiday of many a cinephile.

Video: How Carl Dreyer Created a ‘Cinematic Uncanny’

March 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

Investigating one of the creepiest films of all time, with insights inspired by one of the world’s leading film scholars.

The Film 100: Lon Chaney, no. 24

January 21, 2013
THE PENALTY

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.’

The Film 100: Roger Corman, no. 49

January 18, 2013
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Corman’s mastery of the low-budget production has had a tremendous impact on independent filmmakers, documentarians and studios alike.

Sundance: Eight to Anticipate

January 16, 2013 | One Comment
LOVELACE

As the typical Sundance ‘success’ has moved from the art house to the Oscars, the festival garners a whole new kind of attention.

The Film 100: Georges Méliès, no. 26

December 12, 2012
THE CONQUEST OF THE POLE

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.

The Film 100: Alfred Hitchcock, no. 6

December 1, 2012
ALFRED HITCHCOCK BY ZEKE ZIELINSKI

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.

Video: The Power of Padding in First Films by John Carpenter and Monte Hellman

November 27, 2012
BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE

Scenes built specifically to ‘fill time’ for theatrical release offer a surprise peek at the auteurist genius of John Carpenter and Monte Hellman.

Video: Modern Underground Horror Awaits

October 30, 2012
DAWN OF AN EVIL MILLENNIUM

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.

Video: Return of the Classic Zombie Movie

October 30, 2012
WHITE ZOMBIE

The blank-eyed stare, the slow walk, the curse, the rot: The greatest zombie movies have something both inhuman and superhuman to teach us.

FRANKENWEENIE Warning: Films Within Films May Bring on Monstrous Results

October 29, 2012 | One Comment
FRANKENWEENIE

On Frankensteins: Reconstitute, rinse, repeat? Tim Burton offers notes on how not to refresh a seasonal favorite.