Tag: tv history

Laura Dern in the Lynchverse

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films […]

It’s Called Gettin’ Down

There was a period, brief but real, when we paid to see television shows in the theater instead of watching them for free on, you know, television. This started back when some crafty producer would take a couple episodes of a TV show and splice them into a […]

“Return to House of Dark Shadows”

Listen as friend of the Gutter Will McKinley and Nancy Kersey return to House Of Dark Shadows! Will McKinley loves House of Dark Shadows. As a high school student, working for actor Jonathan Frid nights and weekends on a series of one-man shows that had originated at fan conventions, the […]

“Unbalanced Horror Theater: A Mummy’s Love”

Breakfast in the Ruins considers Seijun Suzuki’s 1973 contribution to the horror anthology series, Unbalanced Horror Theater: “A Mummy’s Love.” “In terms of its creative ambition and production values, this series seems to have represented something akin to a Japanese take on the BBC’s celebrated Ghost Stories for […]