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.
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.
TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN: The late Bill Paxton headlines was this sci fi oddity that was filmed over the course of a decade by two directors.
FLOATING DRAGON By PETER STRAUB: A lesser effort by the talented Peter Straub that reads like a bloated variant on his own GHOST STORY.
THE SECRET SERVICE By WENDY WALKER: An impressive feat of imagination about secret service agents posing as inanimate objects.
A TRUMP ERA READING LIST: Eight seriously bleak novels from years past that should resonate with modern readers.
BILL PAXTON: 1955-2017: About the recently deceased Bill Paxton.
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.