A couple weeks back I did a guest spot on the Wrong Reel podcast where co-host James Hancock and I talked about Bloody Sam, the great director Sam Pekinpah. If you’re interested, check out the show here
Also I did a guest spot on The Milwaukee Mob podcast to talk about The Town that Dreaded Sundown. You can check out that episode here
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”
Have you Purged?
Binge first…on H4H!
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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””
The 1990’s was a tough time for American horror movies.
But, while the Drive-Ins died and horror movies disappeared from the movie theaters, there was one safe haven left for the horror fan:
The Independent Video Store. Continue reading “Episode 025- The Revolution Was Videotaped”
The gates have been stormed at the H4H compound!
And the result is our first Wretched Round Table, a discussion between four listeners and myself!
Listen in as Dan Strauss, Doug Lipski, Kris Zimmerman, and Timothy Gruscinski share their passions and their stories around the “First Kiss” and more. Continue reading “Episode 024- Wretched Roundtable: The Fan’s Revenge!”
In this month of Thanksgiving when, in America, we feast…
I’m thinking about things that feast on us.
The fear of being eaten is primal, and dates back to our caveman days when we were on the menu for all the big predators.
And it’s been a mainstay of horror for ages. The Blob, The Fly (both the original and the David Cronenberg remake), and countless other movies and books deal with the primal fear of being eaten by an unknown monster. Continue reading “Episode 023- What’s Eating You?”
Some horrors are all too real, and we’re powerless to stop them.
Being bested by a one-celled organism can really put a person in his or her place.
In this episode I talk about REAL body horror, specifically the horror of outbreaks of illness.
Epidemics. Pandemics. They’ve been the topic of good and bad horror alike. I’m fascinated by the microscopic world, and that these tiny creatures outnumber me, you, all of us. Continue reading “Episode 022- Never Underestimate the Power of the Microbe: Body Horror”
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I have some ideas…
This month I went to the Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento, CA.
This convention focuses on the technicians behind the shock effects, and it’s filled with artists demonstrating their work and their passion for everyone to see. Continue reading “Episode 021- Lessons In Latex and Cuisine For Corpses: The Artists of Sinister Creature Con”