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Mary Lambert—The Secret Is Not a Secret

In a career that has spanned almost 35 years, filmmaker Mary Lambert has seen a lot and learned even more. She’s encountered monsters of all shapes and sizes, from Mötley Crüe to Stephen King. But even she had never encountered something the likes of her latest film, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, a wonderful little creature [...]

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Extra, Extra! Oscar Acknowledges Horror…Sorta

I know you watched the Academy Awards last Sunday—if only because of Oscar’s salute to horror. Horror! At the Oscars! Sooooo, what did you think? Yeah, me too. I guess it’s kinda sweet that that the Academy acknowledged that horror actually does exist. It’s been a long time since that last occurred. Back in 1974, [...]

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Near Dark

In her 1987 film, Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow pulls off a neat trick.  She combines a romantic fable with a violent, bloody vampire tale and tops it off with a touch of western—and somehow it all works. Written by Bigelow and Eric Red (best known for Body Parts and the original version of The Hitcher), [...]

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