Horror has been part of video games since at least 1981’s 3D Monster Maze, but it’s not always a seamless union of genre and media. The dopemine triggering mechanics of videogames — leveling up, acquiring better abilities and weapons, unlocking the ability to dress your character in sexy […]
At Sup China, Tristan Shaw looks at the history of jiangshi / gyonshi / hopping vampire / “stiff corpse” moves from 1936 on and focusing on the iconic Hong Kong movie, Mr. Vampire (1985).
Matt Stoller writes about the consequences of the new Disney and why it should be broken up. “The new Disney is more a private equity group than studio, collecting brands and using them to bargain aggressively with partners, suppliers and consumers. Imperial Disney is the result not of […]
Horror Editor Angela is enjoying her early birthday present of another classic born in 1977, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu, but she is doing so with a new, learned perspective of how much the social and political landscape of post-war Japan informed the utterly bizarre, gory Pee-Wee’s Playhouse of haunted […]
The BFI has an interview with the Pope of Trash, John Waters! “There’s nothing that’s ‘good bad taste’, it’s all just ‘bad bad taste’. It’s almost not worth being remarked on. I think it’s hard for anything to be so bad it’s good anymore. My films were made […]
It’s been far too long since we last discussed an Indian snake movie on the Gutter, so today I bring you Tum Mere Ho (Hindi, 1990). In essence this is a tale of star-crossed lovers sandwiched in what Indian cinema calls a mythological, a story about deities, displays […]