Is abstract thought possible without language? David Cronenberg’s first full-length feature, the silent (save for voiceovers) STEREO, explores this very question with telepathist test subjects isolated on the brutalist commuter campus of the University of Toronto, Scarborough. As Steven Pinker put it in The Stuff of Thought, “We know that human thoughts are stored in memory* inContinue reading “Stereo”

RIP Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis

LISTEN TO HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS on our podcast from last year!. Herschell Gordon Lewis was a maverick, the man behind what is arguably the very first splatter movie of all time, Blood Feast. The film crashed barriers and changed perceptions of the horror genre forever. Any time an eyeball is impaled, a throat slit or a belly eviscerated, weContinue reading “RIP Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis”