‘Terror in the Aisles’: A Must-See for Horror Fans (review)

Mid-80s documentary about horror, taking place at a theatre. Hosted by Donald Pleasence and Karen Allen, it takes a serious look at the genre—with clips. Movies examined include When a Stranger Calls, Halloween, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, Night of the Living Dead, Carrie, Jaws, Poltergeist, Scanners, Psycho, Alien, and The Omen. Among ideas explored areContinue reading “‘Terror in the Aisles’: A Must-See for Horror Fans (review)”

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)

Documentary of American horror movies. It features interviews with horror fixtures Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mick Garris, Tom McLaughlin, George Romero, Brian Yuzna, and Roger Corman. Starting in 1910 with Thomas Edison’s adaptation of Frankenstein, it ponders the many meaningful themes explored in horror movies, like the nature of evil,Continue reading “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)”

‘The Blair Witch Project’ is Dirty, Raw, and Original (review)

“In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.” Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard), and Mike (Michael Williams) are making a documentary about the mysterious Blair Witch. They misplace their map and get lost in the woods. Meanwhile,Continue reading “‘The Blair Witch Project’ is Dirty, Raw, and Original (review)”