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Putrid Panels—Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

In the early 1950s, the specter of horror comics cut a significant swath through America’s youth. The lurid nature of these books and the violence and terror they contained were blamed for everything from juvenile delinquency to the spread of Communism. In fact, the popularity of horror comics among kids of the era was a [...]

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Shadows and Surprises—Last Seen on Dolores Street

Telling a story on film can be a perplexing process. Some directors require a series of two-hour movies, and several hundred million dollars, to tell just one tale and they still make a mess of it. But some directors can get it exactly right in only a few minutes, for a couple of thousand bucks. [...]

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A Teachable Moment—Nightmare Alley

In my experience, anthology films are usually disappointing. In these movies, for every tale that succeeds, there are often two or three others that fail. Part of the problem is the format’s inherent limitations: It’s really hard to develop a compelling plot with interesting characters in 20 minutes. To try and do it three or [...]

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At Home With Trash Film Orgy—Darin Wood, Christy Savage and Amy Slockbower

Hollywood is well known as the seat of the movie industry, but travel a few hundred miles north and you’ll find another community of California filmmakers—one that is doing delightfully aberrant things. The Sacramento-based cult film collective known as Trash Film Orgy has grown quite a bit in the past decade. With roots in cable [...]

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