Tag: suspense

Lois Weber’s Suspense

At Syfy, friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes about Lois Weber and Philip Smalley’s Suspense (1913) and its impact on horror ever since. Lois Weber and Philip Smalley’s Suspense might only clock in at barely over ten minutes, but for the earliest run of home invasion films, […]

The Long, Dark Shadow of Lela Swift

Happy Women in Horror Month, everybody! In case you missed it, not only is February Black History Month and the host organism for Valentine’s Day, but you also get to celebrate your Ann Radcliffes, Tanith Lees, and L.A. Bankses, your Vampyros Lesbos, Babadooks,  and Girls Who Walk Home […]

Doing it Wrong on the Right Side of Town

Once a year this column turns cranky. Lucky you: today’s that day! The Romance genre sells a lot of books. It dominates the paperback trade. When it comes to mass markets, Romance outsells every other genre and subject combined. It stands to reason, then, that it would likely […]