latest work, The Graveyard Book
, is a kind of undead Jungle Book, with a man-child being raised by various ghosts and ghouls rather than animals. He's been the whole thing a chapter at a time on each stop of his American promotional tour
, and posting the videos online
about it of course), which means that with tonights reading the entire thing will be available online.
posted by Artw
on Oct 8, 2008 -
It was the 80's. We were younger then, and anything seemed possible. So it all seemed part of Destiny when my very first screenplay was bought and produced; fame and fortune was surely just around the corner. HA! Fat chance.
- The making of Forever Evil
posted by Artw
on Oct 4, 2008 -
Australian short film - I Love Sarah Jane
'Jimbo is 13. All he can think about is one girl, Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way - bullies, violence, chaos, zombies - nothing is going to stop him from finding a way into her world.' NSFW - swearing and gore. SLYT.
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jul 30, 2008 -
has a bunch of original audio dramas in the sci-fi, horror, and suspense vein. Think of it as your local community audio-only theatre, or not-actually-old-timey old-time radio. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog
on Jun 1, 2008 -
The Enigma of Amigara Fault
is an absolutely compelling and terribly creepy short manga story by Junji Ito
about mysterious human-shaped holes exposed in a cliff by an earthquake, each perfectly matching the outline of someone who is then compelled to enter the confining, claustrophobic darkness. For more of Ito in English, there is Falling
. Make sure to read from right to left.
posted by blahblahblah
on Dec 10, 2007 -
The stalled documentary American Scary
may never see a DVD player, but that doesn't stop you from celebrating the lost art of the late night horror host. Vampira
, Sinister Seymour
, Doctor Madblood
, Joe Bob
, and many more
are all on the tubes. Who was your favorite?
posted by Roman Graves
on Oct 19, 2007 -
Handbags of Horror
High-fashion handbags: They're expensive and ugly. So ugly, in fact, that they could only have been inspired by monsters from horror movies. Radar compares and contrasts.
posted by Faint of Butt
on Oct 3, 2007 -
"A group of teenagers, en route to attend a rock concert, lose their way when their car runs out of fuel in the dead of night. They find themselves in an unfamiliar rural backwater where they are confronted by flesh-eating zombies and a psychotic cannibalistic killer dressed in a sheet. It could be the plot to a thousand Hollywood horror films but while these teenagers may dress, talk and smoke dope like young Americans they are in fact young Pakistanis, and the film - Zibahkhana or Hell's Ground
- is the first modern horror film to be filmed in Pakistan.
posted by brundlefly
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Your teenage son loves terrible horror movies, like C.H.U.D.
How do you mend his ways? Well, you start with Paranoiac
, and move on to Ravenous 1
While he's still quaking, show him Takashi Miike's brutal Ôdishon ( even YouTube won't air those scenes.)
Lighten the coming dark with Shaun of the Dead.
posted by Mblue
on Aug 11, 2007 -
On October 26, 1965, a sixteen-year-old girl named Sylvia Marie Likens
was reported dead to Indianapolis police. It was soon discovered that her death was the culmination of weeks of torture at the hands of an adult caretaker and several neighborhood children;
when the case went to trial, the prosecutor declared it "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana."
In 2007, not one but two films inspired by the case make their debut: The Girl Next Door
), based on a fictionalized version
of the events, and the docudrama An American Crime
). One person, at least, will probably be skipping both -- the victim's sister, who says of the latter film, "No one ever even asked us about it. It's their gain, our pain."
posted by kittens for breakfast
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Top 50 Horror Movies
This is one blogger's opinion of the Top 50 horror movies. There are some expected (Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist) and some unexpected (Return of the Living Dead 3, Interview with the Vampire) choices for the top horror movies.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl
on Jul 1, 2007 -