Neely Tucker writes about Negro Romance, a 1950s American romance comic focused on Black characters, for the Library of Congress blog. “It was startling and rare for its positive depiction of African Americans in the era, particularly in its portrayals of young black women as romantic heroines. But […]
South China Morning Post looks at the life and work of Tyrus Wong, the uncredited, lead illustrator on Bambi (1942) and so much more. “Wong did not receive credit for his work on the 1942 Disney film even thoughhe was the lead production illustrator. He remained unrecognised for […]
I spend a lot of time, perhaps too much time, waxing poetic about the golden cliches of yesteryear that seem to have disappeared from everywhere except Univision. Grown men dressed in those little sailor boy outfits holding oversized lollipops. Quicksand gags. So many lost greats. One of my […]
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).
This month, the Gutter’s own Carol Borden followed a black rabbit into the woods. We have heard nought of her ever since, though the townsfold talk of strange lights in eerie sounds, none will go after her. We hope she shall return, but in the meantime, enjoy a […]
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 […]