Tag: horror

Sadako Crawls Again at Fantasia 2019

Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) remains one of the most popular and enduring films of the J-horror genre. The idea of a cursed videotape might seem quaint in these days of viral videos and creepy memes (looking at you, Momo), but Ringu and its vengeful wraith Sadako is still […]

DameStruck: Viy (1967)

Oh, Shudder. How I have missed you. When it comes to horror, you can’t do much better than to spend some time sifting through Shudder’s ever-expanding catalogue of classic, cult, and, yes, even original and exclusive horror films. While I am somewhat discerning about my horror (not a […]

DameStruck: The Vampire Lovers (1970)

This past week included the celebration of Dracula Day, a day dedicated to the King of Vampires and his many permutations. But we often forget about the other vampires, the vampires that were on the scene before old Drac arrived to twirl his mustache, seduce young ladies, and […]

DameStruck: Ganja & Hess (1973)

The history of Bill Gunn’s 1973 experimental vampire film Ganja & Hess is almost as interesting as the film itself. It premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, but was subsequently sliced up by its producers due to poor box office and the objection that […]