Horror-comedy and comedy-horror are two sub-genres that many mainstream viewers don’t seem to understand. I touched on this back in the very first post I wrote for Bloody Disgusting, but people just don’t seem to understand when something is supposed to be funny in a horror movie. So many times I’ve walked out of a theater for […]
Today marks the 20th anniversary of David Fincher’s phenomenal thriller/horror Se7en, which featured the amazing cast of Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. It’s a movie that has withstood the test of time, one of those rare 90’s films that doesn’t feel dated or any less relevant as time […]
It’s no secret that director Tim Burton was one of the most wildly inventive and imaginative directors during the 80’s and 90’s. Films like Batman, Beetljuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Sleep Hollow gave us films with a very specific visual style, one that delighted in exaggerating the atmosphere of any given scene, amplifying it in surreal […]
Across the pond in the U of K, erotic life is imitating art as Prime Minister, David Cameron, is accused of placing a private part of his posh anatomy in the mouth of a pig. Sound familiar? This was partial a plot point from an episode of “Black Mirror”, albeit a different porcine entry method. […]
This is a lot of fun: Burger Fiction put together an impressive super cut of one really entertaining phone call that pieces together scenes from 57 movies. Here’s the full list of movies used. Read more...
The impossible to describe Swedish band The Great Discord have released Echoes today, a new EP that has been streaming on Spotify for a few weeks but is now available on all digital platforms. The EP features five tracks, including two radio edits of their songs and two covers, one of Deftones’ “Cherry Waves” and […]
Technically speaking, pianos tuned to coventional 12-tone equal temperament aren’t actually in perfect tune. A new video from MinutePhysics explains the math behind this musical oddity, and why in the case of pianos, close enough is good enough. Read more...
I remember buying American McGee’s Alice the day it came out. I got it when I left my high school and drove to EB Games at the local mall during our lunch break. I installed it that night and played the unholy hell out of it for several months. At this point, you’re probably wondering […]
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. “Mandelbrot Set” by Johnathan Coulton. That Taylor Swift Song. They stick in your head, don’t they? In Updraft, my first novel from Tor (September 2015), when a flying culture that can’t carry heavy records...Show More Summary
If there’s something the internet loves, it’s cats. And if there’s something us horror fans love, it’s zombies. And since we’re a website, it’s only fair to assume that some of us zombie loving fiends are also fans of felines, yes? Well, I’m here to bring you a video that is the marriage of these […]
"They've got a bunch of legends about this island–witches and rainbows and shit." Shine on, you crazy witch light. Long have I lamented the fact that witches are not represented enough in horror cinema for my liking. (It seems thereShow More Summary
A full trailer for the New Zealand supernatural horror film The Dead Room has been released and can be seen below. The trailer shows a trio of ghost hunters going to a house to see if they can capture footage of an actual paranormal entity. The longer they stay, the worse the hauntings get until […]
On 8 October 2008 I published a review of Season 1 of The Wire, David Simon's five-year ode to the death of the American Dream and the corrupting effect of institutions. I recently completed a rewatch of the season, this time in HD from the official Blu-Ray release. Show More Summary
Beloved comedy series Key and Peele bid farewell last night with a show that was heavy on laughs (including the genius “Negrotown”), and at least one shout-out to the series’ love of geek culture, with a sketch skewering Ghostbusters theme singer Ray Parker, Jr. Read more...
Vimeo user whoispablo has created a very cool mashup of scenes from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and Christopher Nolan’s 2010 mindbending sci-fi/mystery Inception, creating a trailer that makes it look like Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is being sent into dreams to face off against Freddy Krueger. The mashup works incredibly well and the final […]
From the most recent Radio Free Burrito’s show notes: This show’s theme music is Blank Space, by Taylor Swift. The videos for Style and Wildest Dreams are so good. Tove Lo’s Queen of the Clouds is the first pop concept album I think I’ve ever heard. I did not expect to love the Mocking … Continue reading stuff i like that you may like ?
Filmmaker Matthew Morettini may also be a mind-reader, because he’s crafted something I’ve been waiting for since my ascent from casual Hannibal viewer to full-blown Fannibal: a short video juxtaposing the same Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham scene from each of the works in which it’s appeared. Read more...
In any discussion of the development of epic fantasy one work looms over the rest to such a titanic extent that, for years, the subgenre was often said to consist of just it and a few pale imitators: The Lord of the Rings. That perception has changed over the last two decades, but it remains the most important book in the development of the field. Show More Summary
It can be a hard knock life out there for a console-tied horror lovin' gamer like me. Sure, there are classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, but there is room in my heart for more. However, in recent years horror games have generally...Show More Summary
Tonight’s episode of Scream was directed by Ti West, although you probably wouldn’t know that just from watching the episode. I’m a huge Ti West fan, so it was a little disappointing to not see him put much of a stamp on the episode. That being said, it was a decent episode of Scream with enough forward momentum to […]