Category: Screen

Tum Mere Ho

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 […]

From the Archives: Must See TV

Angela is facing off against an eldritch horror this week, so in memoriam of the beloved Rutger Hauer, a Facer of Eldritch Horrors Par Excellence himself, we’re looking back at her review of Channel Zero. It’s on Shudder; his season is season 3, Butcher’s Block. Go get it. Oh, SyFy, […]

Kshudhita Pashan: A Ghostly Love Story

Bear with me: at first glance, this piece may fall outside the Cultural Gutter’s mission to share thoughtful writing about disreputable art. Kshudhita Pashan (1960) is based on a short story by Nobel laureate, author, musician, and all-around revered thinker Rabindranath Tagore. But its ghostly ladies, creepy palaces, […]

Daddy Issues

The Stepfather (1987) begins as many a story begins, with a man (Terry O’Quinn) seeing himself in the bathroom mirror as he grooms for the next big chapter in his life. This man in the mirror just happens to be sheeted in the bloody ending of the most […]