Carnival of Souls (1962)

So, this film is a sort of Rorschach test as it is both quaintly absurd and deeply unsettling at the same time. The folks from Rifftrax have lampooned this film (for good reason), and The Criterion Collection has seen fit to include this film among the most important and influential in the world (for goodContinue reading “Carnival of Souls (1962)”

The Twelfth Hour: A Night of Horror (1930) – Nosferatu’s Not-So-Feratu

The following article, as featured on Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities, was originally intended to be part of a series on films that aren’t lost but are rather unavailable to the general public for one reason or another. While technically a Throwback Thursday candidate, I choose to present this heavily-reworked article–really, two articles in one–asContinue reading “The Twelfth Hour: A Night of Horror (1930) – Nosferatu’s Not-So-Feratu”

A Peek Behind the Mask(s) of The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Since this article was originally posted in four parts at Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities, it technically qualifies as a Throwback Thursday post–but since this is Halloween week, and since Mike has something extra-special planned for the actual day, I figured it would be best to get this up before then. I’ve also incorporated anyContinue reading “A Peek Behind the Mask(s) of The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”

Madhouse (1974)

I’ve had the pleasure of watching this film a few times since first writing this post–as originally featured at Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities–and I tend to like it more and more each time. But, I’ll let the review itself speak to why that is, and follow with a couple of additional comments after that.Continue reading “Madhouse (1974)”

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll aka House of Fright aka Jekyll’s Inferno (1961)

So, I don’t really have too much to add to what I’ve already said about this film (as originally posted at Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities), save only that this film is oddly relevant in 2019. This is especially true in light of internet meme culture, which promotes/illustrates ideas, archetypes, and descriptors such as “incel,”Continue reading “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll aka House of Fright aka Jekyll’s Inferno (1961)”

The Banana Splits Movie: The Weird Horror Adaption We Need Right Now?

For me, the Banana Splits have always been a thing of darkness. My first encounter with them was late at night in the late nineties, a time when Cartoon Network had neither Adult Swim nor the Toonami they have today. Instead, they ran a lot of old shows and one of those programs was TheContinue reading “The Banana Splits Movie: The Weird Horror Adaption We Need Right Now?”