Horror







Continuing our string of spooky October posts, this month we celebrate the birthday of filmmaker Ed Wood who was born on October 10, 1924. Wood passed away prematurely at the age of 54…









One of my favorite movie-going experiences of 2012 was spending four Saturday and Sunday afternoons watching Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: A 15-hour history of cinema that A.O. Scott of The New…





david cronenbergDavid Cronenberg has a new multimedia project involving a fictional mobile body-add-on gadget called “Personal On-Demand,” or POD for short, ostensibly created by biotech startup firm BODY/MIND/CHANGE. Are you ready for your fitting?

MEET POD (PERSONAL ON-DEMAND), THE ULTIMATE RECOMMENDATION ENGINE. POD IS AN EMOTIONAL SENSORY LEARNING AND DATA-MINING ORGANISM. WE’VE REDESIGNED THE RECOMMENDATION ENGINE TO MAKE DISCOVERING THE THINGS YOU NEED, LOVE OR DESIRE EFFORTLESS. POD GROWS WITH YOU TO BECOME AN INTUITIVE COMPANION, FULFILLING YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES ON DEMAND.


Try as I might, I can’t get this clown out of my head. The Northampton Chronicle and Echo has an update on the previously reported mysterious figure who has captured the public imagination by terrifying residents:

New video footage of the Northampton Clown emerging from Abington Park lake has been recorded by the Chronicle & Echo. It is the first video footage that has been obtained of the Northampton Clown, whose identity still remains a mystery.

In an exclusive interview with the Chronicle & Echo last week, The Northampton Clown, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that he was planning to continue making appearances in the town. The clown said he wanted people to see it as a bit of “harmless fun”.

The Northampton Clown said he had received more than 1,000 death threats sent to the message inbox of his Facebook page.




iTunes | Download (mp3) | RSS | iPhone App Speculative fiction author and podcaster Scott Sigler joins me for a wide-ranging discussion covering mutations, buddy films, aliens, artificial intelligence and much more….



Beginning in 1959, filmmaker Jess Franco walked the line between art and exploitation, dreaming up underground classics that combined shock, sex, perversion, the surreal, and groovy soundtracks in groundbreaking fashion. 1970’s Vampyros Lesbos, below, established the cinematic trope of lesbian vampires. Via FEARnet:

Euro-cult great Jess Franco has passed away after producing nearly 200 films. A unique filmmaker, Franco’s work fits in a category all its own, combining art, the erotic, and the macabre into titles like Lorna the Exorcist, The Awful Dr. Orloff, Succubus, Venus in Furs and of course, the eponymous Vampyros Lesbos. While Franco isn’t to everyone’s taste, he certainly stretched the definition of erotic horror cinema.