Film

Batman vs. Two-Face

Batman vs. Two-Face

| October 17, 2017

It’s impossible to think about Adam West without also thinking about Batman. It’s a role he defined as much as it defined him. It made the man a legend, and that’s what made his passing at the age of 88 earlier this year so very, truly sad. He was Batman and he was gone. Yet […]

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See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

| October 11, 2017

Sleepaway Camp is one of the most beloved slasher films of the 80’s, boasting one of the greatest endings in the history of horror cinema.  Felissa Rose, a young teenager when she played the role of Angela in Sleepaway Camp, is known as one of the most charming and friendly folks on the horror convention circuit. This Saturday, Oct. […]

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Jackals

Jackals

| October 10, 2017

In 2017’s Jackals, director Kevin Greutert (Saw VI (2009) and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)) takes us back to 1983 for a spooky little home invasion thriller set in a cabin in the woods. After a Halloween-style, first-person murder tour through a suburban home, the film smash cuts to a kidnapping. Two men in […]

Chasing the Blues

Chasing the Blues

| October 10, 2017

Fulton Market Films announces the world premiere of Chasing the Blues, the latest production from the Chicago-based studio, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (October 12-26, 2017). Co-written and directed by Scott Smith (Being Bucky), the music-centric dramedy follows two rival record collectors (Grant Rosenmeyer, Money Monster, The Royal Tenenbaums and Ronald L. Connor, […]

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

| October 9, 2017

Originally slated for distribution by MGM a full decade ago, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) sat on a shelf somewhere gaining word-of-mouth reputation as a disturbing, maddening experience that we horror fans would simply devour if only we could get our hands on it. Still, it remained ever out-of-reach for reasons unknown to us, and its […]

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Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series: All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations

Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series: All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations

| October 9, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Joe Sarno is finally starting to get the recognition he deserves. Sarno was an independent filmmaker and contemporary of such “grindhouse” exploitation legends as Doris Wishman, Andy Milligan, and Michael and Roberta Findlay. But Sarno had a much different approach to those filmmakers. Like Russ Meyer, Sarno learned […]

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Don’t Torture a Duckling

Don’t Torture a Duckling

| October 6, 2017

There are few names in the pantheon of Italian genre directors that can instantly conjure an image for fans quite like Lucio Fulci. Like many of his contemporaries, Fulci directed a wide array of films over his long career. He may be best known for his gruesome and frequently surreal horror films like Zombie and […]

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The Suspicious Death of a Minor

The Suspicious Death of a Minor

| October 6, 2017

By 1975, Italian director Sergio Martino had already made a name for himself in the major exploitation film genres in his home country. In addition to Spaghetti Westerns (Arizona Colt Returns) and sex comedies (Giovanna Long-Thigh), Martino had a hit poliziotteschi (The Violent Professionals) and a number of major gialli under his belt. His first […]

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Cult of Chucky

Cult of Chucky

| October 4, 2017

The Child’s Play franchise went completely off-the-rails with its fourth installment, 1998’s Bride of Chucky. And that’s saying a lot for a series that’s already predicated on the idea that a killer could put his soul in a doll to keep killing from beyond the grave! A post-Scream horror meta-narrative of absurd proportions, Bride delivered […]

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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

| October 2, 2017

For decades, the comedy genre has been unfairly ostracized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In the early years of the Academy Awards, slapstick comedies were routinely recognized with nominations, as well as wins. The best example would be 1934’s It Happened One Night, which pulled off a rare feat not seen […]

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