FRIGHT SITE is now THE BEDLAM FILES
5/14/17: Go to The Bedlam Files from now on. Fright Site material will only be maintained until it has been fully transfered to the new location. Email me if you have questions. Thanks for switching over.
CRUEL GHOST LEGEND: A "lost" Japanese film from the late 1960s that mixes horror and samurai movie tropes in a most intriguing manner.
THE MARK: A film of special interest to sleaze mavens, a Greek outrage from 1977 about a search for a chest-full of gold, and all the madness, exploitation and perversion that accompanies that search.
ASYLUM: A documentary about an experimental treatment for the insane that involves letting them do whatever they want (sort of like a real life NINTH CONFIGURATION).
CREEPSHOW BY STEPHEN KING, BERNIE WRIGHTSON: A reprinting of the CREEPSHOW graphic novel adaptation, containing art by the incomparable Bernie Wrightson.
PIEGE: Late-1960s French made surrealism with Fernando Arrabal.
AELITA BY ALEXEI TOLSTOY: Russian sci fi silliness from the early 1920s that's dated about as well as you might expect.
FOUR FILMS CALLED ADAM: Four flicks, each bearing a title that's of more-than-passing interest to yours-truly.
DEMON SEED--NOVEL, MOVIE AND REWRITE: Exploring the three incarnations of Dean Koontz's DEMON SEED, one of the most twisted and unsettled science fiction novels of the 1970s.
Some Past Reviews:
CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF BY STEPHEN KING, BERNIE WRIGHTSON: The second collaboration (after CREEPSHOW) between Stephen King and the late Bernie Wrightson, a beautifully designed illustrated horror novel that was made into the bad eighties movie SILVER BULLET.
EL TOPO: The seminal midnight movie, a mystically-oriented dream-western that still holds up.
WOHI BHAYANAK RAAT: Bollywood horror silliness--nothing more need be said!
THE CRAZY FAMILY: One of the greatest films by Japan's Sogo Ishii, a crazed, punk-fuelled depiction of a suburban family going collectively mad.
Some Past Commentary:
SEXUALITY AND RELIGIOSITY AND VIOLENCE AND WAR AND LOVE AND EVERYTHING: THE CINEMA OF FERNANDO ARRABAL: Just what the title says: an overview (the first to appear in English, FYI) of the films directed by Spain's demented Fernando Arrabal.
MORE ON HOLY INDIES: My thoughts on the evengelical cinema, or "Holy Indies," phenomenon.