Tag Archives: horror

I, Madman

Another scary post for the month of October, this time I’m looking at horror flicks that were released on October 13. 13′s seem especially potent during this witchy month and, of course, October is always prime time for a horror flick to open in the theaters. Luckily I’m not the only person interested in this [...]

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Monster Maker

Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Scanners, Amadeus — the makeup and practical effects of master artist Dick Smith have made some of American cinema’s scenes, characters and stories come to life with thrilling realism and to chilling affect. Smith started out in TV, but his work in film literally created modern [...]

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Cronenberg’s Brood

Beginning a month of spooky posts, we start off our October offerings with David Cronenberg’s The Brood. While the Canadian filmmaker had already established his horror cred with films like Rabid, The Brood was the first film to bring mainstream credibility to the the fantasy/horror auteur that would go on to create Scanners and Videodrome. [...]

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The Horror of Roman Polanski

One of my favorite movie-going experiences of 2012 was spending four Saturday and Sunday afternoons watching Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: A 15-hour history of cinema that A.O. Scott of The New York Times called  “a semester-long film studies survey course compressed into 15 brisk, sometimes contentious hours…stands as an invigorated compendium of conventional wisdom.” Before [...]

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