I figured this would be a good time to experiment with doing stand-alone review segments featuring films that maybe didn't get the attention they deserved upon release, or that fall into genres that HotWolf host Jim Freund doesn't want to feature on his show, such as horror.
For the first time in TV history, horror on the small screen rivals (and often surpasses) big screen horror in terms of acting, story, cinematography -- and viewers. 2014 finds American television in a coming of age for horror series.
A few months ago, filmmakers came to my workplace and interviewed me at length about four contemporary legends for a new documentary. That documentary promises to be an entertaining, informative and slightly creepy look at fear, crime and storytelling in the 20th century.
Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.
The current transformation from zombie to witch as the go-to horror storyboard is representative of a nuanced shift in our ever-changing sense of collective self-identity. Zombies are genderless.
Zombies are identity-less. Zombies are, well... less.
it was clear from the get go that we were all in sync with what we envisioned for Deadtime Stories. We had the opportunity to talk about the story lines and the characters and what was feasible and not feasible with regard to filming
Here in Part II, we speak with Executive Producers David and Scott Hillenbrand about their personal lives, what to expect next for Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories" and what the books and series writers, the Cascone sisters, have been doing all this time.
Tense, gripping, gory at times, The Heavens Rise is every bit the novel one would expect from, well, someone like his mom. But they are not rivals, in fact, his being a successful author has even brought them closer.
Hideously transformed children are still mostly forbidden by our aesthetic norms, but Shelley's novel reminds us that monstrosity takes many forms, and the most obvious are not always the most dangerous.