Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

This is the second time that Elisa Lam’s name has come up on this site. The first was when we reviewed Hunter, a hilariously inept 2015 action movie with conspicuously overdubbed sax playing and a protagonist with a protruding gut, but which referenced Lam’s horrifying death at the Cecil Hotel. Now, Crime Scene: The VanishingContinue reading “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”

Serial Killer Culture

We have to make choices about what is worth remembering. Well, not us, luckily, but historians (although, depending on how you classify history, as authors of two comprehensive genre film books, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours and Death by Umbrella we may even qualify ourselves). Serial Killer Culture is a 2014 documentary whose principals share aContinue reading “Serial Killer Culture”