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TV 

Ryan Murphy’s FEUD and the Resurrection of Hagsploitation Horror

With the FX series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy’s pathological adherence to cult affiliations continues with his immersive, semi-biographical exhumation of two of the most iconic figures in the narrative history of cinema — Joan Crawford and Bette Davis — and in the process resurrects a brief and bygone cinematic […]

Films Scary Fun 

Fear the Meta-Menace of MANT! Remembering Joe Dante’s MATINEE

While Joe Dante’s MATINEE is ostensibly a coming-of-age fear flick about a William Castle-like schlocky showman, the meta film within a film, MANT, is an affectionate love letter to the classic creature features that inspired a generation. It’s time we break down who’s who in that meta-fun-fest… and why! Set in Key West, Florida in 1962, […]

Films 

Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 yesterday, be sure to check it out here! When PSYCHO became a runaway success, keeping an eye on the grosses was Alfred Hitchcock’s erstwhile rival, William Castle. Knowing what Hitch had wrought, Castle was determined to beat him at his own game. Castle, who had dropped out of school to […]

Films 

Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 1)

When Alfred Hitchcock stole a page from William Castle’s gimmicky playbook, Castle out psycho-ed PSYCHO with his very own HOMICIDAL. Break out the candy corn… things are about to get murderlicious! Following the disastrous response to Alfred Hitchcock’s personal masterpiece of sexual obsession VERTIGO, the Master of Suspense was on the ropes — both personally […]

Films 

LA – See “The Importance Of Being Vincent,” A Vincent Price Exhibit This Weekend!

For all of our Los Angeles readers, here’s a truly special event taking place this weekend in Burbank that you absolutely have to make the effort to check out. Our friends over at Creatures Features along with film writer/historian David Del Valle are hosting a Vincent Price tribute exhibit titled “The Importance Of Being Vincent.” […]