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Films 

DON’T!!! The Top 5 “Don’t” Horror Movies

One of the first words that we hear in our youth is “don’t.” Don’t sit too close to the TV. Don’t stay up too late. Don’t hit your brother. The words has taught us loads of valuable lessons about how to take care of ourselves, make good use of our time, and be overall descent […]

Films 

10 Recommended Criterion Releases

It’s once again that time of year. For all you savvy movie enthusiasts out there, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Twice a year, Barnes & Noble bookstores run a month-long 50 percent off sale for all Criterion titles. That’s right, for a short window of time, they’re actually priced normally for once! I […]

Films 

Beware the Ghosts of Grief: DON’T LOOK NOW, THE HAUNTING OF JULIA and THE CHANGELING

Throughout human history, tales of horror and the supernatural have always been an important medium for addressing our shared fear of death, expressing the pain of loss, and finding the strength to battle one of the cruelest monsters of all: the all-consuming beast of grief. The classic tales of Edgar Allan Poe, in particular, deal […]

Films 

A Look At Donald Cammel’s WHITE OF THE EYE

Part of the reason I love specialty labels such as Scream Factory is that they always introduce me to long-thought-to-be-lost oddities. Crazy films with radical genre conventions that I probably wouldn’t have sought out otherwise. Out today, November 17th on Blu-Ray and DVD is one of those films, Donald Cammel’s WHITE OF THE EYE. I […]

Films 

Nine Great Horror Films About Sexual Hysteria

Horror films are about more than a visceral thrill, or indulging in one’s personal streak of cruelty (there is definitely a dark pleasure in watching fictionalized human bodies being rent, eviscerated, and sometimes eaten). Horror films, when they’re at least ambitious, tend to tap into universal human fears: our fear of the unknown, fear of […]