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Chillers: Not Quite Patricia Highsmith

‘Imagine tales so bone-chillingly cold you’ll beg for a warm bed to hide under!’ or so promises the cover copy of Chillers (1990). The front cover amplifies host Anthony Perkins’ role, suggesting a link to the better-known episodic horror series around that time like Tales from the Crypt, […]

“The Films of Cocaine Noir”

At RogerEbert.com, friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about “cocaine noir.” “Between the winding down of the first neo-noir cycle popularized by New Hollywood titles like Chinatown and The Long Goodbye, and before the rise of the erotic thriller as a recognizable genre with entries like Fatal […]

Translating Yakuza 0

At Gamasutra, Atlus’ Scott Strichart talks about translating the humor and tone of Yakuza 0 and translating and localizing games in general. “We’re doing it line by line, and suddenly we’re like ‘oh shit, here’s a pun.’ And when you hit that, you have to take a step […]