Jordan Crucchiola shares a list of essential LGBTQ+ horror movies at the Rotten Tomatoes blog. “As long as there have been horror films, there have been queer horror films. Before homosexuality was formally legislated out of existence in Hollywood by the Production Code — commonly referred to as the […]
Carol’s piece on Mattie Do’s The Long Walk (2019) contains plot details. She doesn’t think they’d spoil the movie, but now you know. ~~~ The Long Walk (2019) is a slow-burning blend of genres. It’s a movie that requires some patience (and possibly a second viewing) as it […]
At BiffBamPop the Gutter’s own Carol writes about a scene that shook her in Edgar Ulmer’s Universal horror film, The Black Cat (1934). “[The Black Cat] is a film I never expected to leave me harrowed and shook, but it has. There is incest, rape, torture, a Black […]
At the LA Review of Books, Sarah Weinman writes about one of the finest–and most unfortunately overlooked–noir writers, Dorothy B. Hughes. “In a Lonely Place, which had then been re-released by The Feminist Press, blasted my mind open to new ways of reading. I wasn’t only enjoying the […]
At Afterbuzz, Jason M. Lucia considers Hannibal Lecter.
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 […]