I have written elsewhere about the troubles that surround the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft and the shadow his oeuvre casts over the horror community, for both good and ill. His stories continue to inspire literature, film, television, and even music…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind… Closing out the summer on a high note, Reel World staffer Josh Crabb invites on his old podcast pal, Blaine Grimes, to discuss a movie that holds incredible significance for Blaine, Steven Spielberg’s…

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In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” – Erik Erikson, Identity, Youth, and Crisis One of the first films that comes to mind when thinking of explorations of…

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Oh, the 1980s. What a decade, what strange dichotomies befall us in digging into the film of this era. Read sites about film in the 1980s and you’ll see thinly disguised passive aggression towards the general cinematic output of the…

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Neil Jordan finally returns to the thriller and horror formula that he utilized 20 years ago with the Annette Benning vehicle In Dreams. This time he successfully brings one of the greatest actresses of our time out from the world…

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After a decade of increasing social, political, and cultural unrest around the world, the seventies found Hollywood shifting into the structural norms that we currently recognize and are beginning to push back against in our current era. The Civil Rights…

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“If we were vampires and death was a joke We’d go out on the sidewalk and smoke And laugh at all the lovers and their plans I wouldn’t feel the need to hold your hand Maybe time running out is…

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There is something strangely poetic about watching a horror documentary while laying in a chair having plasma separated from one’s own blood. It makes it doubly poetic watching a documentary about the history of African Americans in horror film. Blood,…

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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot studios have surprised with genre movie conventions layering callbacks to their B-movie origins and bigger cinematic influences. 2001’s Joy Ride the first feature-length movie ever produced by Abrams’ studio, mixed thriller pulp storytelling about a mysterious killer…

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On this special Halloween episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: It’s that time of year again where we get to do a little something special and celebrate Halloween through the lens of cinema. This year we had an incredibly…

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