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Reading Is Fundamental: “Hollywood Myths”

Reading Is Fundamental: “Hollywood Myths”

The book “Hollywood Myths” attempts to get the story behind the story regarding some of the most scandalous situations in film history…like whether Rock Hudson was bumpin’ uglies with…Jim Nabors? Gooollllly!

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

Well, was anybody shocked? Remember, when I was setting up this series — back with Day 1′s write-up of May — I warned you that the actual holiday’s corresponding movie was going to be a predictable choice. Given that John Car…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 30: Trick ‘r Treat

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 30: Trick ‘r Treat

There are a lot of great horror movies out there. I mean, I wouldn’t be writing this series if I didn’t legitimately believe that: but I believe in the simple, glorious pleasures of this genre enough to commit to writing a month-long dai…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

We discussed, way back on day 4 of this shindig, the intangible sense of pleasure a cheesy ’80s horror movie has to offer; while that entry,  Night of the Demons , makes its mark with irrepressible atmosphere and delightfully low-rent ’…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

There’s something about a horror anthology that has always sucked me in. I remember distinctly my fourth-grade teacher reading aloud Alvin Schwartz’s immortal compendium of terrifying tales, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It was a m…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

Regardless of what legendary giallo pioneer Dario Argento’s finest film is — I wager that most would say Suspiria, but Inferno gets a lot of love too — it’s hard to deny that his lurid, grotesque murder mystery Deep Red is am…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

We hear a lot about being haunted around Halloween. It’s a word often used to reference ghosts, and what they do when they’re stuck between planes of existence; it’s also how certain movies make us feel, especially when their spect…