Episode 029- Here There Be Lions

Everyone is a fan of something, right?

Some people become obsessed with things.  Most of the time, these obsessions are harmless fun for people.  Sometimes our obsessions involve more than just us, and sometimes these obsessions are inconvenient to people around us.

And then there are the obsessions that endanger people around us.

And then there are obsessions that lead to cruel power over people. Continue reading “Episode 029- Here There Be Lions”

Episode 028- The Wretched Roundtable: End of the Year Edition

We help the Grim Reaper finish off 2016 in style.

Join four members of “The Algonquin Round Table of Horror” as they discuss the high points and the low points of horror movies in 2016.

Jon Kitley, Gregg Olheiser, Bryan Martinez and Damien Glonek give their opinions about all things horror-related, new trends snd old films you might have missed the first time around. Continue reading “Episode 028- The Wretched Roundtable: End of the Year Edition”

Episode 026- More Volatile Substance: The Oscar Edition

It seems that when a movie with dark themes is marketed for mainstream appeal that the “horror” description goes out the window in favor of “suspense,” “mystery,” or “thriller.”

There are lots of movies that are billed as “thrillers,” which are, in my opinion, horror movies, telling horror stories at their cores.

This is even more the case with movies that get nominated for Best Picture. Continue reading “Episode 026- More Volatile Substance: The Oscar Edition”

Hard Light with No Filter: How Michael Powell’s Career was Ended by “Peeping Tom”

 

By S.A. Bradley

There’s a scene in Director Michael Powell’s notorious Peeping Tom (1960) where the main character, Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm), works his side job as a pinup photographer. He’s very good, but detached. There’s a “new girl” whom we first see only in profile. Mark is preoccupied and barely notices her until she turns and reveals a disfigured lip. Mark is awestruck. He’s compelled to pick up his movie camera and film her face. It’s awkwardly sexual. Another model protests, “but what about the customers”?

Continue reading “Hard Light with No Filter: How Michael Powell’s Career was Ended by “Peeping Tom””

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