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Films 

The Terrifying Hellscape of F.W. Murnau’s FAUST

If you know your film history, you know the Universal Horror boom of the 1930s looks the way it does because of German cinematographers like Karl Freund, who brought the darkness with them as they emigrated to America. Alfred Hitchcock also studied the German filmmakers of the ‘20s — his visit to Murnau’s set for […]

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5 Movies that Were Banned in the United States

Banning a film always seems like something that’s done somewhere else, not here in America, land of the free. But America is a big country full of lots of states and towns, each one with its own moral code and belief as to what is acceptable cinema. Over the years, there have been many films that specific […]

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Talking Stephen King, OCULUS, HUSH & More With Mike Flanagan On SHOCK WAVES Episode 4!

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a brand new episode of the Blumhouse.com-presented horror podcast SHOCK WAVES! On episode 4, join hosts Rebekah McKendry, Elric Kane and (yours truly) Rob Galluzzo as we discuss the latest horrors! We report back from the month-long “witch horror” celebration at the Cinefamily with their screenings of HAXAN […]

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Gregory Burkart Stares Into the EYES OF FIRE: The Witch Before THE VVITCH?

Since I came to live in Los Angeles, I’ve had amazing opportunities to check off quite a few items on my list of lifetime movie-going ambitions (I despise the term “bucket list,” because it creates unrealistic expectations). Some items on that list had once been relegated to the dusty storage locker of my memories… including the chance […]

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HAXAN Played In Los Angeles With A Live Score!

At some point in your life as a horror fan, you’ll start to hunt down some of the odder, more obscure genre offerings. I recall stopping at a friend’s apartment once during the Halloween season and catching my first glimpses of HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES, the 1922 semi-documentary/horror/fantasy flick helmed by Benjamin Christensen. What […]

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Satanic Nude Debauchery: A Look Back at HAXAN (1922)

Naked chicks, demons, devils, bare-assed celebrations, monster births, cannibals, and lots of liquor. You know- the standard stuffy, old and boring silent film. I’m really shocked HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES is not as highly regarded as some of the other classic works of silent cinema. Film history usually thrusts an academic finger at NOSFERATU […]