"The cinema was made for horror movies. No other kind of film offers that same mysterious anticipation as you head into a dark auditorium. No other makes such powerful use of sound and image. The cinema is where we come to share a collective dream and horror films are the most dreamlike of all, perhaps because they engage with our nightmares.
" And so Mark Gatiss
opens his three-part series, A History of Horror
. "One of the great virtues of this series is that it is thoroughly subjective. Gatiss does not feel any particular obligation to give us an A to Z of horror, but instead lingers lovingly over his own favourites,
" taking the viewer with him from the Golden Age of Hollywood horror through the American horror movies of the 1960s and 1970s. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 28, 2014 -
Hey Metafilter, you like John Carpenter's The Thing
? Now, see the toys
from the merchandising tie-in! (SLYT, NSFW, possible spoilers)
posted by zippy
on Sep 29, 2012 -
From the start of Bill Lancaster writing the original script to the final edited cut of the film, The Thing underwent some serious changes. A lot of footage ended up littering the cutting room floor. The Collector's Edition DVD gives us a look at some of the Outtakes and Deleted Scenes, but it falls shy of showing us what really was cut.
- Deleted Scenes
from The Thing
and other assorted goodies at Outpost 31
.There is also a prequel of some kind.
posted by Artw
on Sep 20, 2011 -
They Live, John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic, is a fairly subversive piece of work. The film, which combines sci-fi, horror and satire -- and includes one of the iconic fight scenes in movie history -- is an allegorical treatise on the evils of capitalism, set in a Los Angeles populated by evil, conspiratorial and wealthy aliens. The film, despite a mixed original reception, has developed a rabid fan-boy following over the last few decades, and now Jonathan Lethem, the author of "Motherless Brooklyn," "The Fortress of Solitude" and, more recently, "Chronic City" has written "They Live," a meticulous, scene-by-scene analysis of its many, many layers.
posted by Joe Beese
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Who Goes There
- the John W. Campbell
short story which inspired the movies The Thing from Another World and, closer to the original, The Thing
(which, apparently, was horribly critically mauled upon release but has since become as much as a classic as the 50s film). The story is now being reprinted
alongside a treatment by Logan's Run
author William F. Nolan
for an unmade 1978 screen version.
posted by Artw
on Sep 1, 2009 -
The American Nightmare
) Documentary on US horror films of the 60s and 70s and how their themes reflected the society of the time. Includes contributions from John Carpenter, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, George R. Romero and Tom Savini. NSFW - horror gore plus extreme reportage.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jun 20, 2009 -
Scary Stuff: Count Floyd's Scary Little Christmas Promo
Dr Cube's Posse
A Scarier Skeleton by Jack Handey [mp3]
The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra Trailer [previously]
Plan 9 From Outer Space - Best Lines
Re-Enactment - Pan's Labyrinth
Scream in 30 Seconds and Re-Enacted by Bunnies
Season of the Witch
The Thing in Lego
REM & Muppets - Furry Happy Monsters
. Happy Halloween everyone!
posted by McLir
on Oct 30, 2007 -