FRIGHT SITE is now THE BEDLAM FILES
4/16/17: 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.
LOREN CASS: One of the most interesting films to emerge from the independent scene of the early 00s, a staunchly uncompromising yet strikingly lyrical and poetic exploration of despair and desperation in suburban America.
ESCAPE FROM HELL: Christian crapola about a doctor's remarkably unexciting trip to Hell.
491: A once-shocking 1960s era depiction of an experiment involving several teenaged boys that goes horrifically wrong.
PANIC IN HIGH SCHOOL: An early feature by Japan's Sogo Ishii that favorably foreshadows later Ishii freak-outs like BURST CITY and THE CRAZY FAMILY.
MONTANA GOTHIC By DIRCK VAN SICKLE: A horrific and poetic elegy for the passing of the Old West, set in Montana.
THE SINGING, RINGING TREE: German fairy tale weirdness that has reportedly freaked out quite a few youngsters over the years.
REMEMBERED YET BETTER FORGOTTEN: ILL-GOTTEN GAINS AND CLAUDE'S CRIB: About two thoroughly unmemorable late nineties productions, one a crappy indie drama and the other an even crappier TV sitcom.
On GHOST IN THE SHELL, WHITEWASHING AND THE WAY THINGS ARE: My thoughts on the GHOST IN THE SHELL whitewashing controversy.
Some Past Reviews:
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.
ATRAPADOS: One of the word's great unknown cult films, a mind-expanding evocation of hallucinatory oppression, as experienced by a man and a woman sealed off from the world in the wake of an unspecified catastrophe.
PINOCCHIO 964: A TETSUO-inspired cyberpunk splatterfest that actually outdoes its predecessor in strangeness and outrage.
MYSTICS IN BALI: One of the wildest South-Eastern horror films by far.
Some Past Commentary:
MORE ON HOLY INDIES: My thoughts on the evengelical cinema, or "Holy Indies," phenomenon.
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.