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The Following may struggle to find one

Last week FOX premiered the latest addition to its lineup of thriller or horror programming with The Following. This series brings Kevin Bacon to the small screen in a combination of serial killer tracking, Gothic horror invoking Edgar Allan Poe, and stereotypical cult followings. The FOX website describes the series: THE FBI estimates there are […]

Cinefantastique Online: House of Usher – A 50th Anniversary Review

My contribution to Cinefantastique Online‘s 50th anniversary reviews and retrospectives from films of 1960 is now available as I look at House of Usher (alternatively The Fall of the House of Usher). This film was a pleasure to revisit as one of my favorites growing up. Roger Corman excelled with a series of horror films […]

Edgar Allen Poe: Gone But Still Setting Records

When we think of bestselling authors in literature let’s not forget a giant who made his mark in a number of genres, particularly horror. That author is none other than Edgar Allen Poe. Poe recently set a record at an auction for one of his works. The Baltimore Sun for Dec. 5 reports: Move over […]

New DVD for The Pit and the Pendulum Available: Perfect for Halloween Viewing

My good friend and fellow fantasy explorer, filmmaker Marc Lougee, recently sent me a copy of his short film newly available on DVD, “Ray Harryhausen Presents Edgar Allen Poe’s” The Pit and the Pendulum. This film is unique in that it tells the familiar Poe story through the art of stop-motion animation, a three dimensional […]

Ray Harryhausen Presents “The Pit and the Pendulum”: Interview with Producer Marc Lougee

This blog explores a variety of facets related to the celebration, enjoyment, and a deeper examination of the genres of the “fantastic,” including horror, science fiction, and fantasy. As my readers may recall from a previous post on The Sci Fi Boys documentary, one of the most influential and moving forces in my childhood in […]

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