FRIGHT SITE is now THE BEDLAM FILES
3/11/17: 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.
STASH: Another case of unrealized potential: a should-have-been-better SOV-er about a porn clean-up service, written and directed by horror novelist Jay Bonansinga.
IT DOESN'T SUCK: SHOWGIRLS By ADAM NAYMAN: A book-length defense of SHOWGIRLS by a Toronto film critic that you might want to read in place of the BFI film guide to BICYCLE THIEVES.
WESTWORLD By MICHAEL CRICHTON: The long out of print published screenplay for the 1973 flick WESTWORLD.
DIRECTOR'S CUT By TED KOTCHEFF: A most welcome memoir by the Canadian filmmaker Ted Kotcheff, of WAKE IN FRIGHT, FIRST BLOOD and WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S.
DOG EAT DOG By EDWARD BUNKER: The fourth and final novel by the late Edward Bunker, a blistering noir thriller with a terrifically pulpy edge.
OVER MY DEAD BODY By LEE SERVER: A decent overview of the "golden age" of American paperback fiction.
TV FLASHBACK: IJON TICHY, RAUMPILOT: About the German TV program IJON TICHY, RAUMPILOT, a satiric adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's writings.
A TRUMP ERA READING LIST: Eight seriously bleak novels from years past that should resonate with modern readers.
Some Past Reviews:
WAKE IN FRIGHT: A strikingly tough and unsparing Australian thriller, arguably the masterpiece of director Ted Kotcheff.
NEAR DARK: One of the great eighties horror movies, co-starring Bill Paxton.
SHADOWLAND By PETER STRAUB: An early-eighties Peter Straub horror novel that's much better than FLOATING DRAGON.
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST: Still the ultimate cannibal movie, period.
BLACK ANGEL: The legendary short film by Roger Christian that played before THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK in Europe.
Some Past Commentary:
FLOATING DRAGON, IT AND THE TALISMAN--A TRILOGY?: About the similarities between three iconic eighties-era horror novels.
2015: THE YEAR IN HORROR PUBLISHING: Last year's end of the year book overview.
2015: THE YEAR IN HORROR: Last year's Year in Horror end of the year movie ranking.