Silent Retreat

It’s nice to use the phrase “silent but violent” in the context of something that doesn’t stink and Silent Retreat has a lot going for it, despite being a member of subgenre we’re not overly fond of: hissing creatures who skulk about on all fours. The Toronto Star called the plot “whisper thin” — whichContinue reading “Silent Retreat”

The Phantom of the Paradise

Horror? Musical? Horrusical? Whatever the nomenclature, horror and music, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, are two tastes that go great together. In the mid 1970’s, two such hybrid-creatures were unleashed. One, the far-inferior Rocky Horror Picture Show, went on to cult infamy, still drawing wannabe Brad and Janets to midnight screenings to this day. The other,Continue reading “The Phantom of the Paradise”