The Noteworthy: 29 April 2015

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Time's inimitable critic, Richard Corliss (1944 - 2015), pictured above. Visit David Hudson's roundup at Keyframe Daily for coverage. In the past week there's ...

Cross Cultural Character Comparison: 1975 Carrie White and Chen Chih-Hung

Carrie, 1976 USA Written by Lawrence D. Cohen (based on Stephen King’s novel) Directed by Brian De Palma The Killer Snakes (she sha shou), 1975 Hong Kong Written by Kuang Ni Directed by Chih-Hung ...

‘The Killer Snakes’ has more than enough to crawl under one’s skin

The Killer Snakes Written by Ni Kuang Directed by Kuei Chih-Hung Hong Kong, 1975 The story of a man or woman pushed to the edge of endurance by pressures of their socio-economic status, prejudice, ...

Win Tickets to the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival

Once again our good friends at the New York Asian Film Festival are showing their generosity to Dread Central readers. They've offered a pair of tickets each to screenings of Boxer's Omen or Asura ...

35th Hkiff: Half a Dozen Hong Kong Film Offerings

The 35th edition of the Hkiff takes place next month and compared to last year, this year's fest will have a little less local films premiering. In the Hong Kong Panorama section, only six films will ...

Hong Kong International Film festival unveils line-up, gives India a miss

Hong Kong International Film festival unveils line-up, gives India a miss The Hong Kong International Film festival 2011 unveiled its lineup today. There is no Indian selection in the 35th edition of the festival, which will be held from March 20-April 5, 2011. Don’t Go ...

Sex and Politics: Jack Stevenson's "Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s"

Rarely has half a year's wait been so richly rewarded. Early in August 2009 Jack Stevenson had promised a review copy of his forthcoming book "Scandinavian Blue," to be published by McFarland & ...