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 Teleport City, The Gutter’s Own Keith Allison has a gallery of photographs from Prague’s Museum Of Medieval Torture Instruments.
Ghost Wars: The Secret Wars of the CIA author Steve Coll writes of Zero Dark Thirty: “Zero Dark Thirty was constructed to bring viewers to the edges of their seats, and judging by its critical reception, for many viewers it has succeeded in that respect. Its faults as […]
“Recall that Bigelow wanted to make a movie about the failure to capture bin Laden, before the whole world knew, as she puts it, that he’s dead. Consider that she has still made a movie about a failure, a moral failure, our failure, embedded in a procedural success.” […]
Napoleon’s invasion of Russia was a gruesome historical tragedy; or, a colossal act of hubris that cost the lives of 400 000 soldiers. Sounds like the perfect milieu for a vampire feeding frenzy! Jasper Kent’s Twelve is an odd mix of historical novel, horror, and, of all things, […]
Colin Smith and Mark White write on Spider-Man, torture and character in response to Spider-Man’s torturing Sandman. Colin has more on the response to his piece as well.