The Czech science fiction comedy I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (Zabil jsem Einsteina, panove) starts off with a fairly shocking scene, even by the standards of today: two bearded men locked in the throes of a passionate kiss. It’s a fake-out, we soon learn, a way to introduce both the central premise of the plot — the future has been ravaged by radioactive fallout that has caused women to grow beards — and the fact that this movie is going to have a grand time tweaking its nose at gender expectations, stereotypes, and comfort zones. The comedy is a mix of subtle and slapstick, something like Monty Python meets Charlie Chaplin meets the Marx Brothers, with a bit of Benny Hill-esque sex farce thrown in. Sadly, no one ever pats an old man on the head, though I’m sure Karel Effa (who should have teamed up with HK comedy actor Richard Ng) would have been up for it. Continue reading…
Just in time for Halloween, The Gutter’s own Keith Allison explores haunted history in New York City; Louisville, KY; Centralia, PA; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia at his website, Teleport City.
BBC Radio has several horror and ghost stories available right now, including the series, “Algernon Blackwood’s Ghost Stories,” “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The House of Doctor Dee.” Each segment expires after seven days.
“Even if we were to discount the element of Southern small town prejudice and the ugly courtroom trial that occupies the film’s center, this adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee is just plain spooky… and it is my feeling that it has bestowed upon us a legacy of horror that we […]
I’ve missed the spooky month of October by one day, and probably rotted my brain on too much Rifftrax. In lieu of coherent thoughts, here is a compilation of recent observations.
At Funny Or Die, John Carpenter presents, “John Carpenter’s Halloween!”
(No, I don’t mean that kind of bump. Sheesh. You people.) Given the timing of this column, and its proximity to Halloween, it seemed logical to write about the spooky side of Romance. But it was a little harder than I thought to put together a reading list. I wanted to concentrate on books that […]
A gallery of pictures of Ray Villafane’s incredible zombie pumpkin sculpture for the New York Botanical Garden.
The Internet Archive has a collection of the old time radio show, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, sure to spookify any All Hallow’s Eve.
John Carpenter presents a series of Halloween videos on Funny or Die, from a short about a Cat-Thrower to one about Charlie Brown, Blockhead.
Enjoy this year’s Gothtober video advent calendar set in “W.T.F’s Gothtober.”
“Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula” isn’t old time radio, but its old timey and fun to listen to before Halloween. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio collection has more, including Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast.
Misery Bear encounters a zombie apocalypse.
Gothtober 2010 has begun. Every day this month, there’s a new short put up. It’s the best advent calendar ever.
Dread Central has pulled together a bunch of Halloween fun from “Attack of the Show” including an interview with Robert Englund and the animated Slasher School series, written by Fresh Ink’s Blair Butler.
October is HP Lovecraft month at Teleport City. Read reviews of mindless, gibbering movies that destroy all ability to reason (some in a good way)!
It’s Gothtober Time, check out the screenings at this year’s Gothtober Drive-In!
FXGuy7 has video of a Haunted Mansion on the assembly floor. Here are two birdseye views (one, two) and a walkthrough.
In fact, FEARnet does Halloween up right with all their FEAR Fest treats: Streets of Fear, a review of Haunted houses and tricks of the costume trade.
FEARnet brings you 66.6 seconds of fear. Horror movies stripped down to their basics.
Explore the mysterious mission de las calaveras in Gothtober’s 2008 Halloween advent calendar.keep looking »