200 Greatest Horror Films (70-61)

Special Mention: The Last Wave Directed by Peter Weir Written by Tony Morphett and Peter Weir Australia, 1977 Genre: Psychological Thriller The tagline reads, “The Occult Forces. The Ritual ...

Cronenberg’s The Brood

David Cronenberg swaps his  venereal ick-monsters for Samantha Eggar's mater furiosa,  an annihilating female who commits her killings as would the villain of a Greek tragedy -- through her offspring. ...

The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 40-31

Horror is really the only genre that has entries that, while “good,” may not necessarily mean “recommended.” So, how does that affect what is “definitive?” A recent conversation brought up the ...

31 Days of Horror: Kill, Baby…Kill! (1966)

They said it couldn’t be done. A fifth year of 31 Days of Horror? 31 more terror, gore and shower scene-filled movies worth highlighting? But Rejects always say die and never back away from a ...

Ghouls on film: why women make the scariest ghosts

Don't be fooled by Madonna's chic spectre in pearls in W.E. Female ghosts are the most terrifying spooks on film One of the daffiest aspects of W.E., Madonna's deeply daffy film about Wallis Simpson, ...

Horror at the Oscars Part III

Tremors? Nightbreed? Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat? 976-evil? Are all on the list this year. And though there were not huge horror wins in sound editing through screenplays, the Technical Awards ...

Tuesday Foreign Blu-ray Disc Report: "Spirits of the Dead" (Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, 1967)

It's interesting the way a film's reputation mutates over the years. Moderately well do I recall the reception accorded Spirits of the Dead, originally calledHistoires extraordinaires, when it hit the ...

Finals Week: 'The Final Girl: A few thoughts on Feminism and Horror'

The Final Girl: A Few Thoughts on Feminism and Horror By Donato Totaro One of the more important, if not groundbreaking, accounts/recuperations of the horror film from a feminist perspective is the ...