It's my favorite time of year and to celebrate the Season of Scaring I finally updated The Phantom Playhouse with notes and links to the various horror films, thrillers, and chill-inducing cinema I've written about for FilmStruck this past year. FilmStruck is TCM's film streaming service in association with Criterion and I contribute to their… Continue reading Celebrate the Season of Scaring!
Stanmore Hall aka Inver House, "the orphanage for demonic children" as seen in Nothing but the Night (1972) from British Horror Film Locations by Derek Pykett I finally found time to update The Phantom Playhouse with excerpts & links to the various "horror" related articles I've written for TCM's Movie Morlocks during the past 12… Continue reading October Update
Today marks the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It’s a book that I cherish more than any other so I couldn’t let the occasion pass without acknowledging it. While in elementary school at the tender age of ten or eleven I attempted to read Frankenstein for the first time and it forever changed the… Continue reading 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
I had hoped I'd have the opportunity to write more brief episode recaps of William Castle's Ghost Story before the month ended but that didn't happen. Despite this I plan to keep updating the Phantom Playhouse when time allows with episode recaps and whatever else floats my boat. I'm also currently compiling some thoughts about… Continue reading Happy Halloween from The Phantom Playhouse!
This week I revisited one of my favorite Hammer films, Terence Fisher's The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), for the Movie Morlocks. Some brief excerpts from my post: "The Curse of the Werewolf begins with a hungry beggar (Richard Wordsworth) who arrives in a small 18th Century Spanish town while church bells ring out in… Continue reading Curse of the Werewolf (1961)