anthology horror

The road trip has come to symbolize numerous things in the milieu of cinema USA. It’s freedom, self-discovery, escape, or denial. Whether from Rey, Hellman, Peckinpah, Malick, Reichardt, or as depicted in a sea of sex comedies, horror stories, or motorcycle gang flicks, the road has unspooled across celluloid landscapes as yellow paint races by and voluminous clouds however in the distance. Though far from specific to the U.S. such a story had come to inform many New Hollywood filmmakers and their subsequent acolytes. And at their core, they are films about uncertainty.

The stylistic aping of 70s and 80s horror has become just as much a genre staple as possession films and found footage.

It's another one of these things...

Twilight Zone: Season 5
Duration: (1963-1964)
Creator: Rod Serling
Company: Image Entertainment
Release Date: Sep. 3rd 2013

The Theatre Bizarre

As horror anthology films go, “The Theatre Bizarre” may be the most varied. Most short films in anthologies have a similar theme, or at least tone. Not this one. From subtle to outlandish, from supernatural to psychological, “The Theatre Bizarre” is all over the map. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, some of the shorts are quite good, just know you need to bring an open mind.

"V/H/S" is a new, independent horror anthology that comes to you from ten, count 'em, ten directors, including current horror golden boy Ti West ("The Innkeepers"). The entire film is shot in a first person "found footage" style, although the subject matter of the stories varies wildly.

Its a smorgasbord of hilarious horror on this week's show.

We go back to the 90's, a magical time of hardcore rap and refried beans, with a review of the Spike Lee-produced anthology film "Tales From The Hood".

There are certain names that are forever linked with the horror genre. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff will always be remembered for their work on the early Universal creature features. Where those two and Universal left off, Christoper Lee, Peter Cushing and Hammer picked up. Playing Dracula and Van Helsing respectively, Lee and Cushing will probably go down in the annals of the genre much like Lugosi and Karloff before them. So then how is it that a horror film, an anthology film no less, with both Cushing and Lee can go unremembered for so long?

Since the election of President Obama, a lot of people have seemingly been ready to declare racism dead and announce that we now live in a “post-racial” America. Despite the fact that we now have an African-American President, there’s a pretty alarming rise in public displays of racism in America today. In fact, just this weekend I witnessed two pretty alarming outbursts directed at minorities while out and about. It was disgusting and pretty shocking to witness something like that, yet alone during the Holiday season.