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Quintessential Vinyl: The Howard Shore Scores for David Croneberg

One of the advantages of being a writer and getting the opportunity to work from home, primarily, is that I have access to my entire record collection. For me, there’s nothing more comforting or soothing than writing while the scores to some of my favorite films spin in the background. And with the vinyl craze on […]

Films 

10 MORE Criterion Recommendations

Oh, it’s that glorious time of year again! 2 months out of the year, Barnes & Noble offers the entire Criterion library for half off of the retail price. That’s not to say that Criterion titles aren’t worth the extra cash, but knowing that Barnes & Noble gives us the half off option in August […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Deserve the Criterion Treatment

In the world of home video distribution, there is The Criterion Collection and then there is everyone else. The venerable institution has helped define the very concept of a special edition, with groundbreaking LaserDiscs (remember those?) that solidified the commentary track as the most indispensable special feature, and helped elaborate on the artistic process of […]

Films 

10 Seriously Screwed-Up Horror Flicks!

One undeniably great element of the horror genre is that, by definition, there’s a precise and vested interest in evoking an emotional response from the audience. Whether it’s playing to the darker side of our funny bone, catching us off-guard with jump scares or using atmosphere to evoke our deepest fears, our desire to feel […]

Films 

CineSlaughter Exhibit Pays Tribute To Exploitation Cult Classics

As a lover of all things horror and art, I stop by Hyaena Gallery over in Burbank on a regular basis. If anything, to check out what’s new and exciting and primarily because I just enjoy talking shop with gallery owner & curator Bill Shafer. On my most recent visit, I got a preview of this month’s “CineSlaughter” […]