Category Archives: horror movie

Val Lewton: A Master of Suspense

I have to give a plug to the folks at The Secret History of Hollywood. I’ve spent the last couple of days listening to podcasts of their comprehensive, 6-part documentary on the life and career of an under-appreciated cinematic genius, … Continue reading

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“Escape From Tomorrow” (2013)

“Escape From Tomorrow” (2013) Written and directed by Randy Moore Cast: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Jack Dalton, Alison Lees-Taylor Forget the buzz and hype, the guerrilla film-making, sneaking into Sundance, avoiding litigation (so far), and, please, leave the … Continue reading

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The original “Schreck”

Nosferatu (1922)¬† Roxy Theatre, “Silence is Golden”; October 26, 2013 It remains the template. The shadows move and menace and a savage, ineffable evil is loose in the world. There are whispers of the unclean, the forbidden, and maids willingly … Continue reading

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“Berberian Sound Studio” (Now playing at the Broadway Theater, Saskatoon)

“Berberian Sound Studio” (2012) Written & Directed by Peter Strickland Cast: ¬†Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Antonio Mancino I find it absolutely astonishing that “Berberian Sound Studio” is only Peter Strickland’s second feature-length film (“Katalin Varga”, in 2009, was … Continue reading

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