Versatility, strangeness, an unusual intelligence
His horror movies were unimaginably eerie.
With Borges, one of the great masters of the short story.
Truman Capote’s “Shut a Final Door”
The Leaky Telephone: Asian Water Horror
David Lynch’s Phone Horrifics
Telephones in British supernatural lit.
A Brief History of a Crypto-Science
David Thomson’s “A Child’s Voice”
Robert Altman’s “Images”
“When Michael Calls”
John Holowach’s “Phone Call”
Revenge and cruelty are the wicked core of his films.
“The strange and sinister embroidered on… the normal and easy.”
A scene from CANDYMAN (1992)
A fanboys’ fanboy, he coined the term “Cthulhu Mythos.”
His Fu Manchu yarns succeeded by stoking readers’ fear of a Yellow Peril.
Roger Vadim’s Blood and Roses: Sexy transgressive euro-Evil wins!
Eyes Without a Face: dispassionate yet romantic, gory yet lyrical
The boundary between uncanny and uncanny-fantastic is a difficult one.
We don’t need sunglasses. We need to take the blinders off.
Liminal Horror movies — between the supernatural and the everyday.
Why are horror movies from 1960-63 so resistant to critical analysis?