Friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell has a lovely and powerful meditation on Candyman (1992) and hopes for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman (2021) at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “Candyman has been a delicate enigma, a tale, a very tepid preoccupation of mine since I was ten. […]
Friend of the Gutter Ian McDowell interviews filmmaker and author John Sayles about his career and his latest book, The Wilmington Lie!
At the Medieval Manuscripts Blog, there’s an interesting–and illustrated–piece about the Psychomachia, or “The War of the Soul.” “The Psychomachia, or ‘War of the Soul’, was composed by the Late Antique poet Prudentius in the 5th century and depicts an action-packed battle between the Virtues and Vices for […]
This week’s Guest Star Kate Laity writes about the television adaptation of Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell. Laity is an author, Medieval Studies scholar and History Witch. ~~~ At Edge-Lit 4, my publisher, Adele Wearing of Fox Spirit Books, was on a panel about Grimdark. What is ‘grim […]
Dani Bethea ponders Jacob’s Ladder (1990) and its legacy. “While thinking about this film, the horror imagery is usually what’s remembered the most and that’s fair because it was wickedly designed and executed throughout. Constant rewatches of the film however, make the visceral uncanny valley nature of it […]
This month’s Guest Star Aditi Sen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University, Canada. When she isn’t working or watching horror films, she likes to collect Bollywood cakes. ~~~ In 1830, Colonel William Sleeman reported that a fakir and his young son were […]