The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents a program of Mexican horror films from the 20th Century. Hear these sisters and brothers of the night awake. Their existence honors the sheer bravado and passion of the actors and filmmakers who created them. We salute all the institutions, media […]
Hey, click through here to listen to the newest episode of Surreal Noir from friend of the Gutter Kate Laity! “Tonight’s episode dwells on Letty Lynton, which you may recall is a film, a novel by Marie Belloc Lownds and — gasp! — an early 20th century true […]
Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity watches Emily Harris’ Carmilla (2019). Read her thoughts here. (And you can read the Gutter’s own Angela’s piece on Carmilla here).
At Smithsonian Magazine, Fritzi Kramer writes about the importance of recovering lost silent films. Read it here. “These lost films have a resonance beyond film history. They might offer historians an opportunity to see historical figures like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Teddy Roosevelt. They might feature real […]
At Jumpcut Online, Fiona Underhill writes about Gothic horror and recent films directed by women. “Madness and melodrama, obsession, suppression and repression – the questioning of sanity, gas-lighting, confusion over what is real or unreal, not knowing who to trust are also huge elements of Gothic fiction (and […]
At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]