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Uncovering Curiosities: Roger Corman’s TOWER OF LONDON

Tower Of London is a Shakespeare mash-up woven through the horror genre. This 1962 Roger Corman film takes elements of Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth and crafts the tale of Richard of Gloucester (Vincent Price), the brother of a dying king who will [...]

May 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Tim Burton – 1990 Edward Scissorhands is one of the crowning achievements of Tim Burton‘s career. It’s a truly magical film which is perfectly balanced. All the elements work in unison – Fairy Tale, satire, comedy, romance [...]

March 2, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Douglas Hickox’s THEATRE OF BLOOD

As a horror icon, Vincent Price was beloved by many, however he never felt that he got the respect that he deserved as an actor (he was right – he didn’t). Critics often lambasted Price for his ‘hammy performances’ and this irked Price. [...]

January 15, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s MATINEE

Joe Dante films always have a tremendous mischievous streak running through them. 1993’s Matinee certainly has it, but it doesn’t have the same sense of the macabre that permeates films like Gremlins or The ‘burbs. That’s because Matinee is [...]

November 20, 2020

Biff! Bam! Pow! BATMAN

Debuting on US television in 1966, Batman was a phenomenon, its high camp and star-studded villains (Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, Caesar Romero and Vincent Price to name a few) made it a hit with adults and children alike. Partnered with Burt [...]

August 17, 2020

Remembering Jan De Bont’s THE HAUNTING

Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Lili Taylor top-lined Jan De Bont’s expensive clunker The Haunting in 1999. The film is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House and and updated version [...]

August 14, 2020

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