• Clowns, right? Tormenting towns with grins, games and exuberant exertions of fun and frolic; what was Joseph Grimaldi thinking back in eighteen-hundred-and-something, with that white face and all that slapstick?

    Clowns trump Trump in American Horror Story

    Clowns, right? Tormenting towns with grins, games and exuberant exertions of fun and frolic; what was Joseph Grimaldi thinking back in eighteen-hundred-and-something, with that white face and all that slapstick?

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  • When the (apparent) bedlam of a world enveloped in the psychosis of masked maniacs and marvelous monsters is commandeered by thought, skill, imagination, heart and intellect, not only is horror art, but great art.

    Horror, art and defining ‘the aesthetic’

    When the (apparent) bedlam of a world enveloped in the psychosis of masked maniacs and marvelous monsters is commandeered by thought, skill, imagination, heart and intellect, not only is horror art, but great art.

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  • FILM REVIEW: Crimson pools mirror a mess of mangled, mutilated corpses that swing from hooks embedded in the roof of a passenger train. The driver chortles and the assassin smacks his rapacious lips as the insatiable appetite of the roving slaughterhouse...

    The Midnight Meat Train

    FILM REVIEW: Crimson pools mirror a mess of mangled, mutilated corpses that swing from hooks embedded in the roof of a passenger train. The driver chortles and the assassin smacks his rapacious lips as the insatiable appetite of the roving slaughterhouse...

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  • DELECTABLE DUDES OF DISCOURSE: <em>Ben Mears</em> - the ultimate selfless hero and most delectable of discourse dudes. Steven King’s 1979 novel <em>Salem’s Lot</em> uses horror to turn the tired cliché of the ‘tragic love story’ into something bold and belligerent.

    Ben Mears: King’s murderous moralist

    DELECTABLE DUDES OF DISCOURSE: Ben Mears - the ultimate selfless hero and most delectable of discourse dudes. Steven King’s 1979 novel Salem’s Lot uses horror to turn the tired cliché of the ‘tragic love story’ into something bold and belligerent.

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  • The other day I was accosted by the site of a plethora of poor helpless teddies wedged in-between metal bars in what appeared to be some sort of sadistic art display...

    WTF?

    The other day I was accosted by the site of a plethora of poor helpless teddies wedged in-between metal bars in what appeared to be some sort of sadistic art display...

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  • FILM REVIEW: <e>Orphan</e> - I am most pleased to reveal that Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan recently ended a severely dry spell of horror film boredom.

    Orphan: a Review

    FILM REVIEW: Orphan - I am most pleased to reveal that Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan recently ended a severely dry spell of horror film boredom.

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