LOGO
  • ,

    NY! Larry Fessenden on hand for “HABIT” at Spectacle Theater

    Spectacle Theater, an unassuming doorway just off the corner of S. 3rd and Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a bit of  scrappy, DIY new venue for all manner of things offbeat, obscure and worthy of more celebration. Fitting then, they’ve linked up with the scrappy master of NY DIY horror, Larry Fessenden, whose own films and Glass Eye Pix  have grown to see international acclaim and produce some of the genre’s brightest, young talents. Spectacle is screening Fessenden’s essential HABIT Friday, October 11 and hosting the director for what’s sure to be a fantastic Q&A.

    Read more »
  • ,,

    Hans Rickheit’s “THE SQUIRREL MACHINE” (Comic Review)

    Cartoonist Hans Rickheit is somewhat of a mystery within the world of graphic novels. Elusive, unmistakably iconoclastic and producing works that obey their own, macabre, free-flowing logic, he has become better known for his web comics ECTOPIARY and COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA, as well as his 2001 graphic novel CHLOE.

    Read more »
  • ,,

    “CURSE OF CHUCKY” (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

    When CURSE OF CHUCKY had its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia festival this past summer, it passed a crucial test for a disc-bound feature: It felt right at home on the big screen. The movie was shrewdly tailored for its lower budget by writer/director Don Mancini, who also reverts the central Good Guy back to scary bad guy status.

    Read more »
  • ,,

    Q&A: Caitlin Kittredge talks Witchy new comic, “COFFIN HILL”

    As the supernatural claims our attention in horror cinema, a very noticeably witchy atmosphere is permeating. It’s extended from film (HANSEL & GRETEL, LORDS OF SALEM) to television (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN) to the pages of Vertigo, the influential publisher who just this month released both a revamp of horror anthology series THE WITCHING HOUR and Caitlin Kittredge’s New England-set COFFIN HILL. The latter, authored by fantasy and young adult writer Kittredge, finds a Massachussetts woman whose high-society family history is steeped in witchcraft and the occult. As a reckless teenager toying with that black magick, Eve Coffin unleashed… something. Now, charged with responsibility and putting her life back together, Eve returns home and starts where it all went off the rails.

    Read more »
  • ,

    “COLONY”: It’s Roanoke… in Space!

    I was but a child when Stephen King’s STORM OF THE CENTURY miniseries aired. It’s namedropping of Roanoke sparked maybe not a deep interest, but certainly the hope that someday someone would craft a thrilling tale around “The Lost Colony.” Will that thrilling adventure be in space?

    Read more »
  • ,,

    Max Brooks: Welcome to “THE EXTINCTION PARADE,” Part One

    Author Max Brooks can’t keep his hands off dead things. After crafting the best-selling books THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and WORLD WAR Z (the blockbuster movie version of the latter now on disc), Brooks once again turns to the living dead with THE EXTINCTION PARADE, a 12-part comic-book series from Avatar Press. But there’s a big difference in this latest ghoulish romp: Brooks pits his zombies against vampires! In this exclusive interview, Brooks, who’s attending New York Comic Con this weekend, talks about the creation of THE EXTINCTION PARADE. In part two next week, the son of Mel delivers a postmortem on WORLD WAR Z.

    Read more »
  • ,,

    “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Bitchcraft” (TV Review)

    Whatever batshittery the rest of COVEN entails (and the door is left wide open for such), that which is contained in its premiere episode “Bitchcraft”—along with an already stellar ensemble, plus the work of breakout director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon—makes for one of the best, and maybe most definitive, hours AMERICAN HORROR STORY has ever seen.

    Read more »
  • ,,

    Fango Flashback: “THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW” (1970)

    We are perhaps inherently sympathetic to witches on film. They are, after all, creatures and characters of folklore and horror with the most significant and legitimate real-life counterparts. Those counterparts, aside from putting their faith in something seemingly older and wiser than most all, have been the unjustified targets of horrifying religious and gender-based persecution throughout history—most notoriously in the 17th Century. This weighs on the viewer, informing even films and tales in which witches are practicing magick in the name of some larger darkness, most especially in the type of Tigon British Film Productions pictures dubbed “Folk Horror” where more often than not, those charged with stopping pagan deeds are real bastards. For example: the harrowing, cruel Matthew Hopkins in perhaps the best “Folk Horror” film, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, or even the intensely stuffy Sergeant Howie in Robin Hardy’s classic THE WICKER MAN.

    Read more »
  • ,

    One Sheet, Theatrical Dates for Drafthouse Films’ re-release of ’79 oddity, “THE VISITOR”

    On the heels of the reveal Drafthouse Films will be doing remastered justice to Abel Ferrara’s New York revenge classic MS. 45, comes the announcement another of their highly anticipated repertory releases will hit select theaters this Halloween: Michael J. Pardise’s massively insane cosmic Christ film THE VISITOR, starring directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters and Lance Henriksen.

    Read more »
Back to Top