17 10, 2017

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]

20 04, 2017

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By | 2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Ideas & Excuses|

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]