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Notes on “Thirteen Women”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the many quasi-horror films released in the wake of Universal’s “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” this RKO production from 1932 offers the intriguing spectacle of Myrna Loy playing an archvillainess. Her character, Ursula Georgi, is a … Continue reading

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“The Shining”: Stephen King v. Stanley Kubrick v. Conspiracy Theorists

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although I’m not the biggest horror fan, recently I decided to give Stephen King’s The Shining a whirl. And hey, it’s been years since I’ve seen Stanley Kubrick’s movie so why not check it out for a … Continue reading

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Listing Movies: Horror Since 1980

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri discuss their fave horror films since 1980 here. It’s a pretty good list. But since such lists seem intended to inspire competing lists, I’ve included my own below. 1. Audition (Miike, … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Nosferatu. Does this word not sound like the deathbird calling your name at midnight? Beware you never say it — for then the pictures of life will fade to shadows, and haunting dreams will climb forth from … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This DIY documentary about a rash of child disappearances in ’80s Staten Island and the man widely believed to be responsible for it is an interesting blend of investigative reporting, urban exploration, and pop-inflected creep-out. Filmmakers … Continue reading

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“Straw Dogs” (2011)

Paleo Retiree writes: I was a little wary about watching Rod Lurie’s remake of “Straw Dogs.” Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 thriller is a genuine landmark — one of the most notorious, controversial films in movie history, and for plenty of good … Continue reading

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“The Hands of Orlac”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Directed by Robert Wiene, the 1924 “The Hands of Orlac” takes the psychological emphasis of Wiene’s “Caligari” and gives it an undertow of pained Germanic romanticism (among other things, it’s a fever dream of emasculation). Conrad … Continue reading

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