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).
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century takes a look at the “Lady Satanists of Horror.” “When thinking of the many Satanists of film, so often it’s the women Satanists that are overlooked for their excellent work summoning the Dark Lord. Indeed, women can make sacrifices to Beezlebub just […]
Bust looks at four women horror owes a lot to: Daphne du Maurier, Ida Lupino, Paula Maxa and Alice Guy-Blaché.
Art Spiegelman writes about the history of superheroes and the rise of Fascism at The Guardian. And he includes his response to this very essay being cut from an upcoming compilation of golden age Marvel comics. “At this point, it might be worth pointing out (not out of […]
At Radio Times, there is an explanation of all the Captains Marvel. (Thanks, Ann!)
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz remembers Rutger Hauer. “From his early breakthrough years in in Dutch films by one of his most important collaborators, director Paul Verhoeven, through his more recent period as an oddball elder statesman who could be menacing or sweet depending on the requirements of […]