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Carol

Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”

Fantasia 2022: Legions (Argentina, 2022)

The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of Legions (Argentina, 2022): When Fabian Forte’s Legions (Argentina, 2022) opens, Antonio Puyjo (Germán De Silva) has been committed to a psychiatric hospital. Antonio is proud of his bloodline, his family and […]

Fantasia 2022: The Roundup (South Korea, 2022)

The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of The Roundup (South Korea, 2022): Lee Sang-yong’s The Roundup reminds me of 1980s and 1990s Hollywood buddy cop action movies. The kind of movies where Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce […]

Fantasia 2022: Popran (Japan, 2022)

The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of Shinichiro Ueda’s Popran (Japan, 2022): Akira Tagami (Yoji Minagawa) wakes up one morning to discover that his genitalia—his popran—have disappeared. Tagami is the CEO of Rashimban, an online manga application […]