The holidays are creeping in on us. And you know what else is? A freakish Christmas elf! Catch a screening of the 1989 B-movie Elves at Spectacle Theater. But before that let's figure out what films are actually doing to our brains at ArtLab's Film and the Unconscious.
"For $200, an Instrumental Prog-rock Italian horror soundtrack band of the '70s." "Who is Goblin?" They may just be the Danny Elfmans' of Italy, thanks to numerous spooky and seminal film scores, including Dario Argento's 1977 classic Suspiria (ranked by this paper at #100 on a list of the 100 gre ... More >>
I was uptown last night when Barbra Streisand arrived to be honored with her Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Chaplin" award, and she and hubby Brolin looked like buttah. Also lovely was this New York Times piece yesterday, in which the greatest star answered readers' questions with her usual plu ... More >>
The Follies of 1832
They were all in my living room last night thanks to a trashy 1975 movie called The Devil Within Her, a tacky ripoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist starring the inimitable Joan Collins. The London-set film starts with Joan having trouble popping out her baby, who is pried out of her and turns ... More >>
I spent the past two days at Atlantic City's Bader Field, which played host to the inaugural Orion Music More Festival, a two-day "music, arts and lifestyle" bonanza put together by the thrash kings in Metallica. It was pretty great all aroundJames Hetfield kept referring to the bash as a " ... More >>
New Hollywood's apex
If you look that up, you'll generally find a list that includes a bunch of recent films, both animated and comic bookish, and all very large and loud. But boxofficemojo.com took the time to adjust all the domestic grosses for inflation, so this list that they posted is way more accurate. And sudde ... More >>
No, not as a musical, thereby depriving us of such surefire show stoppers as "The Devil Made Me Do It," "Soup For Two," and "Demon That Got Away". It will be a straight play, which seems to be following in the Carrie tradition of making a horror classic more tasteful for the new age. The Carrie mu ... More >>
Not very many hours after Beyoncé gave birth to their daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z commemorated the occasion in song. "Glory" sounds humbled and relieved, and soft enough to bear some marks; at certain points, Jay's voice almost seems to quaver. He goes from revealing a past miscarriage to shari ... More >>
Brian Kellow's biography tries to tackle the iconic film critic
After her Oscar nominated turn as split-pea-soup-spewing Regan in The Exorcist, Linda Blair was catapulted into a career playing runaways, alkies, rape victims, and inmates, and she never looked back. If she did, her drop earrings would have swung uncomfortably. The girl was fearless in her ... More >>
Before ex-elections board chief George Gonzalez became the poster child for this city's electoral dysfunction, he was the heavy favorite in Mike Bloomberg's City Hall. Yes, sad to say, "George of the Bungle" -- in the Daily News' indelible phrase -- was once Rosemary's Baby, the spawn of a d ... More >>
Need I say more? It's a scene from the 1975 weirdie The Devil Inside Her--a cheapo knockoff of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist in which the future Alexis Carrington plays a stripper who gets felt up by an evil little person who...
Footage from 1999 of Delaware's finest anti-masturbation Republican/Tea-Party candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, admitting to having "dabbled in Witchcraft" has hit the internet! It's a sensation, especially for those of us punishment-fetishists who also enjoy masturbating to witches. ... More >>
When children make you want to screen
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