Author, musician, film critic and friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman has died. In his honor, this week we’re sharing a piece he wrote for the Gutter in 2013. ~~~ “If I had a hidden microphone inside of my heart/I would turn the power on/It would amplify my […]
Japan Times profiled Seizo Fukumoto, an actor who specialized in ugly deaths in period samurai movies. “As a young actor, one of Fukumoto’s own role models was not a martial artist at all but Charlie Chaplin….’I thought the way he fell was great. He went down with a […]
Friend of the Gutter Brian Kirby has made a swank roll call for Toho Monsters. Download a high resolution copy of the poster for free!
“With the exception of the late Robert Dunham, to whom major roles in Toho’s Space Monster Dogora and Godzilla vs. Megalon assured significant recognition among genre fans, one of the most familiar – or at the very least persistent – Western faces in Japanese cinema of the 60s and 70s may […]
“If I had a hidden microphone inside of my heart/I would turn the power on/It would amplify my love for you and swear to always love you/and you’d never be gone.” I love when old movies–that are not musicals per se–spotlight the performance of a song, because it’s […]
The ending to The Dark Knight Rises left my wife doubled over laughing in the parking lot of the theatre. I tried to take a picture for posterity, but it was too dark. Given that no one else in the audience seemed affected in the same way, I […]