FRIGHT SITE is now THE BEDLAM FILES
2/15/17: 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.
MUDDLED MIND: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDWARD D. WOOD, JR. By DAVID C. HAYES, HAYDEN DAVIS: The first, and still most vital, book about the writings of the inimitable Ed Wood.
WELCOME HOME, SOLDIER BOYS: From 1971, a tough and uncompromising film about Vietnam veterans loose in America that prefigured classics like TAXI DRIVER and FIRST BLOOD.
YEELEN: Dubbed one of the greatest African films ever made, a visually rapturous account of vengeance and sorcery amid the plains of Africa.
CINEMA ALCHEMIST By ROGER CHRISTIAN: A memoir by the famed set decorator Roger Christian about his work on STAR WARS and ALIEN, and also the making of his self-directed short BLACK ANGEL.
STANLEY KUBRICK AND ME By EMILIO D'ALESSANDRO, FILIPPO ULIVIERI: A memoir by Stanley Kubrick's 27 year personal assistant, who gives us a uniquely sympathetic portrayal of the great man.
MALEFICIUM By MARTINE DESJARDINS: This free-form oddity has flaws, but deserves credit for its feverish invention.
I'LL DO ANYTHING, WITH SONGS AND WITHOUT: About the notorious 1994 dramedy I'LL DO ANYTHING, and its long-lost musical version.
2016: BEDLAM IN PRINT: The latest of my year-end print overviews (formerly titled the "Year in Horror Publishing").
Some Past Reviews:
STANLEY KUBRICK'S THE SHINING: STUDIES IN THE HORROR FILM By DANIEL OLSON: The definitive text on THE SHINING.
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.
MALPERTUIS By JEAN RAY: The masterpiece of Belgium's Jean Ray, and one of the most mind-roasting horror-fantasy novels ever written.
Some Past Commentary:
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.