Call Evil by Its Proper Name

I have always been fascinated with the concept that faith and belief are the precursor to deities rather than, as is usually assumed, the other way around.  The theory is that faith is what brings the gods into existence and what gives them power in a literal sense.  Humanity looks to the gods for guidance... Continue Reading →

Do You Wanna Paaaar-tay!

(This article originally appeared, in a slightly different form, in July of 2013 on the site Cheese-Magnet.com.  All hail the Cheese-Magnet!) In 1968, Night of the Living Dead had a profound impact on the cinematic world.  Not only was it the catalyst behind the splatter and slasher subgenres of horror filmmaking, it lead to an expansion... Continue Reading →

What Evil Drives…

(This article originally appeared, in a slightly different form, in June of 2014 on the site Cheese-Magnet.com.  Long live the Cheese-Magnet!) I should probably preface this article by stating that I am a big fan of The Car (1977).  I have watched it over a dozen times and I own a 1:18 scale die-cast of... Continue Reading →

Bite Size Hammer Horror

For those who like their horror bite size and British, Hammer Films produced an anthology series in 1980 under the banner “Hammer House of Horror”. The series, which lasted only one season, was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK. A total of 13 standalone episodes were produced and covered a gamut of horror... Continue Reading →

~~And Now The Review Starts!

Amicus Productions is often confused with Hammer Film Productions.  They were both British film companies active in the 1960’s and 1970’s with significant horror/thriller catalogs.  They had similar visual styles, used some of the same directors such as Roy Ward Baker, and cast some of the same actors, most notably Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. ... Continue Reading →

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