Did you know that mangaka Kazuo Umezu created a feature to promote the release of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1972) in Japan? He did–and you can see it here! (Thanks, Sayantan!) You can also read a piece on Kazuo Umezu by the Gutter’s own Carol here.
“Halloween has ended, and we’re celebrating with a comprehensive ranking of every significant character to appear in the 13-film Halloween series (or 17, depending on how you feel about producer/director/extended cuts and TV versions).” See the Pink Smoke’s ranking here.
At Slate, Dan Kois goes searching for poet and songwriter Rod McKuen. “I wanted to know who this incredibly famous poet was, and who his fans were, and how he was forgotten. I went searching for Rod McKuen, and I found a young man so hungry for fame […]
“It’s another big ol’ catchup, where Christine and Emily wrangle their wild lists of what they’ve been watching (which is suitably 80% in the horror genre). We save the spoilery talk on Orphan: (Esther’s) First Kill, Nope, and Yellowjackets for the final fully warned segment. Before that, highlights […]
The Library of America Blog shares the an essay by John Williams on the Western novel and the West, “The ‘Western’: The Definition of the Myth“. “’There’s a very real sense in which “The West” does not, did not ever, exist. It’s a dream of The East—almost as […]
Swamp Thing first shambled into my heart with Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben’s The Saga of the Swamp Thing #24-64 (DC, 1984-7). At a time when I was reading mostly alternative comics, Swamp Thing brought me back to DC, Vertigo, and, eventually, superhero comics. It’s appropriate […]