Summer is nearly upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is, to say the least, an uncertain time. I don’t know what your plans are. Maybe a camping trip. Maybe the beach. Maybe you feel safe traveling for vacation. Maybe you’re just going to the park […]
Film School Rejects has a groovy video essay by Patrick Willems about Sam Raimi and horror comedies. “Raimi’s ‘funhouse gauntlet’ approach to horror comedy ultimately relies on a varied bag of tricks, from exaggeration and escalation to seeing how much slapstick punishment Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell is able […]
Vanity Fair interviews the legendary James Hong. “My parents obviously wanted me to be something other than an actor. I said, ‘I’ll be an engineer,” because I like to build things.’ I went into the Army for the Korean War. After two years of that, I didn’t know […]
At The Hustle, Mark Dent writes about the history of “Easter eggs” at Atari. “Clayton had picked up a dot, a secret key, in a black castle and carried it back to an earlier room where the dot granted him access to a door. Inside the door was […]
SCMP has a nice piece on the history of Shaw Brothers’ Studio’s Movietown as it is slated to become apartments and “villas.” “Shaw Brothers’ Movietown studio complex in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district is being transformed into a residential enclave, a decade after production ceased at the birthplace […]
Our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast watch Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Macoto Tezuka’s The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985). “There will be rock zombies!” Listen here.