Tag Archives: Horror Film

Saturday Matinee: Society

“A Matter of Good Breeding”: The Shape-Shifting Elite in Brian Yuzna’s ‘Society’ By Noah Berlatsky Source: We Are the Mutants The elite is an amorphous clotted blob of parasitic greed and hate. Its tendrils extend with slimy stealth into every … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Dead Zone

“The Dead Zone” (1983) is a horror/drama directed by David Cronenberg based on a novel by Stephen King. When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed. Heartbroken that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Boxer’s Omen

“The Boxer’s Omen” (1983) is a gonzo Hong Kong horror film directed by Kuei Chih-Hung and produced by the Shaw Brothers. Phillip Ko stars as Fei Kao, a boxer whose brother is nearly killed in a match by a rival … Continue reading

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“An Enthusiastic Corporate Citizen”: David Cronenberg and the Dawn of Neoliberalism

(Editor’s note: In commemoration of director David Cronenberg’s 75th birthday we present this compelling and socially relevant analysis of his filmography.) By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The cinematic corpus of David Cronenberg is probably best known for … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The People Under the Stairs

“The People Under the Stairs” (1991) is one of most overt and subversive social critiques in horror film format from the late great Wes Craven. The film’s plot, which also serves as a parable for America’s racial/class divide, focuses on … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Carnival of Souls

Synopsis from Wikipedia: Carnival of Souls is a 1962 American independent horror film starring Candace Hilligoss. The film was produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33,000. Carnival of Souls did not gain widespread attention when originally released … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Land of the Dead

“Land of the Dead” (2005) is writer/director George Romero’s fourth film in his “Night of the Living Dead” series and  is possibly the most underrated installment so far. The film offers a variety of new twists to the series such … Continue reading

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