Tag Wes Craven

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

Eli Roth Explores More History of Horror

Per Matt The very best of AMC’s FearFest is back with a vengeance! Halloween arrives early as Eli Roth’s History of Horror debuts before the mid-way point of October, ensuring more than enough mayhem ensues in October.

Sex and Controversy Penetrate Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift

Per Matt Sex sells — shocking admission, I know. But when paired with a never-ending controversy, a film’s box-office results can either be helped or hurt if it’s too extreme. And two movies featured by the Graveyard Shift of the… Continue Reading →

Bring Back More History of Horror!

If you could go to a film school where actors, authors, film editors, critics, scholars, producers and screenwriters explained the importance of movies throughout history, you’d jump at the chance to hear Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, John Landis, Jason… Continue Reading →

What Happened to AMC’s FearFest?

FearFest: Just the mere mention of that word recalls a great holiday tradition that I would enjoy for many years. But, at some point — maybe recently — something changed. Oh, the horror!

Remembering Romero

The horror genre has seen so many innovators craft it into a wide-ranged spectacle of terror. Filmmakers such as Wes Craven and John Carpenter spearheaded the slasher subgenre and created other classics for horror fans. But one particular genre cannot… Continue Reading →

Looking Forward to Geek Culture in 2017

It’s a new year and for a lot of us, that means a new start. 2016 had some good moments in entertainment culture, but a litany of celebrity deaths and other blunders have left some bad tastes in our mouths…. Continue Reading →

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