A History of Horror Films: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Why is the horror genre such a successful phenomenon? The Howling and Piranha director Joe Dante puts it bluntly: “they’re about how we cope with death.” Nightmares in Red, White and Blue describes how horror has mutated over time, but how it continues to reflect cultural fears and anxieties back to us. Offering a strictlyContinue reading “A History of Horror Films: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue”

Castle Freak

“Hey Daddy-O. I don’t wanna go down to the basement. There’s something down there.” Substitute the word dungeon for basement in the above Ramones song and you have Castle Freak. Castle Freak is the tale of an unhappily married couple, John and Susan, and their daughter Rebecca. John inherits a castle in the Italian countryside andContinue reading “Castle Freak”