F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) is often hailed as one of the greats of the silent era. It features a little bit of everything: a creepy male lead, heavy makeup, judicious lighting, and an unauthorized adaptation of a Bram Stoker novel. … Continue reading →
I wanted to be sure to come out of hiding to wish everyone a Happy Halloween without disrupting the scheduled line-up of posts for this week. So this is going to be a slight deviation from my usual fare of Trailer Tuesday contributions.
Once a year, I emerge from the dank recesses of my lair and adjust my hood, lest the piercing gaze of daylight sear my flesh. I’ll now gorge myself on thousands of unsuspecting Reese’s minis, watch classic horror films, and submit this post to assure everyone I’m alive before scuttling back to the sewers to slumber until Christmas. Part of the ritual also includes taking stock of my life (because what self-respecting ghoul doesn’t on a day that celebrates our fragile mortality) and turning to nostalgic entertainment. I’m not the only one, apparently. Creatures like me have taken over your TV and your town. We’ve possessed your young Millennials to find joy in throwback entertainment, including homages, tributes, remakes, and downright rip-offs. Today, I’m going to give you a trailer mash-up to watch once you’ve reached that point in the evening when you’re home from the party and under the influence of candy and alcohol (you know, that point when you feel you should hate yourself, but rationalize that it’s only once a year so the guilt is short-lived). It’s those moments when you’re done with everything you planned to do for the night, but aren’t quite ready to go to bed. Nostalgia TV (or in this case YouTube) is often the cure for that moment of post-revelry ennui.
So lie back. Dust the candy wrappers off your costume, and sink under the spell of nostalgic horror entertainment. I’ll be watching…
In lieu of the usual King quote, I present you with this: White people continue to be ignorant of Native American culture. It doesn’t go well. The Book This is one of King’s much more defined horror stories, as its … Continue reading →
Edgar Allan Poe and October go together like beer and pretzels. Even better, soft pretzel sticks and beer cheese for dipping. Crap, now I’m hungry. Where was I? Ah yes, Poe. Good ol’ Edgar had a knack for looking into … Continue reading →
It’s Halloween again, which means that we’re getting yet another Saw movie. What started as a short film in 2003 turned into the first feature-length motion picture in 2004, courtesy of James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Today, we’re up to … Continue reading →
Full disclosure: I was not as pumped for the Twin Peaks revival as my friends were. Yes, I know, it was supposed to be wonderful. We were all supposed to cry tears of Lynchian joy but I just couldn’t bring myself … Continue reading →
I’m going to admit a little secret: when it comes to shorts and trailers, I kind of fly by the seat of my pants. So some days, the creative process looks like this: Dan: Whatcha doin’? Me: I need to find … Continue reading →
A little late today, but better late than never. Crypt TV has been popping up a lot in my YouTube feed, as it’s scary season. This week, our short kept popping up, and was worth more than one view: 100% Organic. … Continue reading →
Sometimes, a film doesn’t require a big budget or huge names in order to be effective. Such is the case with 2001’s Session 9. Directed by Brad Anderson – he of The Machinist – the story revolves around a small … Continue reading →
I was going to write something about the atmosphere and scare style of Poltergeist in time for Halloween, but then I suddenly remembered that I made a promise some time ago (during my rambling about Stranger Things) to write something … Continue reading →