The pandemic has resulted in a year of film festivals here at the Gutter, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Hong Kong Filmart and now Nightstream and the Brooklyn Horror Festival. The Gutter’s own Angela and I attended Nightstream with press cards in the bands of our fedoras […]
“I had a chat with Kathe [Koja]…about the unexplored horror elements in Wuthering Heights, the legacy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the trailblazing work of Shirley Jackson, particularly The Haunting of Hill House. Enjoy this in-depth exploration of the legacies of badass women in horror with someone who should need no introduction in that […]
Halloween looms, my dreadful darlings, have you considered your seasonal reading? Perhaps in your secret heart, not the one in your chest, but the one you have sealed in a cast glass jar and hidden high on a shelf in a cobwebbed attic or buried beneath the gelid […]
When I was a kid, I loved monsters. I dressed up as a monster or an alien (i.e., stealth monster) every Halloween. I watched monsters movies on weekends and tokusatsu shows or whatever featured monsters after school. I loved kaiju and the monsters on Sesame Street and The Muppet […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a history of Mary Shelley in pop culture for SyFy. “There’s no denying that Mary Shelley led a fascinating life. She was the child of two prominent political writers, one of whom was a renowned proto-feminist who died shortly after childbirth. […]
Karina Longworth explores the lives and careers of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff on You Must Remember This.