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THE FIVE GREATEST WEREWOLF MOVIES

By John H. Foote Mummies, vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts, and zombies truly can be frightening. Yet for me the single most terrifying creature I have experienced in a film was a human being, Dr. Hannibal Lector. Scariest moment? A rubber ball comes bouncing down a flight of stairs, still wet from having been tossed into…

ESSENTIAL “WITCH” MOVIES FOR HALLOWEEN

By Alan Hurst Witches have always intrigued me. Whether it was watching the TV series Bewitched as a kid, touring the sites of Salem, Massachusetts (home of the infamous Salem witch trials) on a road trip, reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in school, or a first viewing of Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the mere idea of…

Valentine’s Day with Two Douglas Sirk Classics

By Alan Hurst I’ve been looking for a reason to write about two of my favourite Douglas Sirk films and, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, the timing is perfect. When Sirk hit his prime in the mid 1950’s his films were major money makers for Universal but they were not critically well received, particularly…

Nick’s Christmas Cartoon Classics (Television)

By Nick Maylor Following in Alan’s footsteps, I’ve decided to take a brief break from film to explore the world of television at Christmas.  While I do not have any film bias towards specific subgenres, when it comes to television, I have a certain wheelhouse I generally stay in… I love cartoons.  Animated sitcoms have…