“Satan said, ‘I am better than him. You created me from fire and him from clay.” ~ Quran 7:12 quoted in Roh. “Ephemerality is ours.” ~ demon in Roh. “The next time you think you see a a demon, shoot it.” ~ The Wind. Warning, I tried to […]
This week Guest Star Kate Laity writes about Dorothy B. Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse (1946) and “folk horror noir.” ~~~ In the back of my mind for some time has been the thought knocking around that the godmother of noir, Dorothy B. Hughes, could also be a […]
The Gutter’s own Carol joins Mike White and Jedidiah Ayres to talk about Robert Montgomery’s film noir, Ride The Pink Horse (1947). Dorothy B. Hughes is discussed! And there’s an interview with Sarah Weinman!
Here’s the line-up for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness program: Blood Quantum; Color Out of Space; Crazy World; First Love/ Hatsukoi; Gundala; The Platform / El Hoyo; Saint Maud; The Twentieth Century; The Vast of Night; and, The Vigil. See these films and brag about […]
September 2017. Socorro County, New Mexico — It moved slowly, with a grinding of motors and gears, its focus drifting across a brilliant blue September sky. It took several minutes, and I stood transfixed by something that must, to so many, seem so mundane. When it finally clicked […]
Christine Smallwood writes about Dorothy B. Hughes and her book, The Expendable Man, at The New Yorker. “It is not whodunit, but who-ness itself, that she’s after. By this I do not mean that she asks why—specific motives are as mulish and unanswerable as sin. Crime was never […]