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Sam Peckinpah

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Since 1967 a number of American filmmakers have tried their hand at making movies of great violence that have managed to further refine the complexity of the statement contained in the groundbreaking big-budget Hollywood blockbuster Bonnie And Clyde (1967). One filmmaker who earned his ‘Red Badge’ is Sam Peckinpah who, like Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer, can be seen as ...

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Twin Peaks (TV series)

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While it’s feasible that there’s the odd person over thirty years of age out there that didn’t see the Twin Peaks series when it was first televised in 1990, it’s unlikely that they are unaware of the cultural run-off from the groundbreaking show. Catchphrases like “She’s dead – wrapped in plastic” and “Who killed Laura Palmer?” adorned T-shirts, fans held ...

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Interview: Richard Lovejoy (Charred Oak, Satan Camp)

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Interview with Richard Lovejoy Actor, Writer, co-founder of Charred Oak Films What made you decide to write Satan Camp? Like all good stories about the origins of things, this starts at a bar. I was enjoying some whiskey with actor Kent Meister and director Scott Chinn, talking about this insane script I had just completed called Mosquito. That script involves bloody ...

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Esoterror Sinema: The Good Sisters

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Since the classic film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, cinema has been bewitched with the various guises of the occult within its frames. Yet with typical Hollywood foible, the representation of the esoteric in cinema is cursed within blasphemous misrepresentation. Most of what is illustrated on screen as actual witches or practicing magickal formula is far strayed off of its ...

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Dai Of The Dead: Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

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Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With Television families have always been a staple from every generation since the dawning of the Boob tube. Most of the generations have grown up watching The Cleavers, The Osmonds, The Jacksons, The Partridges, and the Bradys among others but thankfully true horror fans have had families to grow up ...

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Key Genre Films 1960s

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Throughout the sixties, Hammer studios continued with their blood-and-thunder remakes, including The Curse Of The Werewolf (1960), The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll (1960), The Brides Of Dracula (1960), The Phantom Of The Opera (1962), Kiss Of The Vampire (1964), The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964) and Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966). Hammer also delved into other aspects of fantasy over ...

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Key Genre Films 1940s

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The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific ...

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Horrors of Humanity: Dick and Jane’s Belly

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Anthropophagy is a practice traced back to the earliest of man sitting inside of a cave staring at their clansman thinking, “What’s that taste like?” Oh wait, allow me to enlighten you with some fancy stuff to make me sound smart. “Anthropophagy” is a ten-dollar word originating from some Greek squiggly things meaning “human being” and “to eat”. For those ...

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Horrors of Humanity: I Should Have Taken a Taxi

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Correct change, paper transfers, and strange smells emanating from gibbering women in wool coats reading dime store love novels too close to their coke bottle birth control glasses is part of the experience of public transportation. Riding the bus is a wondrous glimpse into the ephemeral majesty of a mobile microcosm representing the diversity of average humanity. That’s not always ...

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Dai Of The Dead: When censorship goes too far. The line between fact and fiction

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Dearest friends and colleagues, We are going to a place in this column that sadly too many of us know about. We have discussed this before an each time it comes up, we all cringe at the implications that can be had when ignorance and being too overly conservative starts becoming a state of intolerance and dangerous to the creative ...

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Special Live Podcast To Talk About The Release Of The WM3 – Michale Graves Will Be Special Guest

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On the heels of all three men being released from the Arkansas Corrections, we will be having a special podcast to talk to people close to the case and get reactions from the people who have been following this case from day one. Michale Graves (Misfits) and Ange Vela (Skeleton Key Auctions) are the first to sign on to come ...

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