The Controversial Masterpiece That Is Brian De Palma’s ‘Dressed to Kill’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

The Ultimate Time Capsule. We closed out August with a look at the horror elements in the non-horror film Shiva Baby, the trans empowerment of Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers, and Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut Stoker. Now, our first episode of September kicks off a month themed after one of Joe’s favorite sub-genres: the erotic thriller! First […]

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‘Raising Cain’ – Reconciling the Brian De Palma Thriller’s Divided Identity After 31 Years

Raising Cain, Brian De Palma’s maddening dissociative identity disorder thriller, remains one of the director’s most inscrutable films three decades later. “Does Carter know what he did?” “Carter didn’t do anything. Cain did all the killing.” Brian De Palma is an absolute master visual storyteller and his movies are always cinematically stunning even when they […]

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Now Showing: On ‘A Knock at the Cabin’, ‘Unwelcome’, ‘Spoonful of Sugar’, and More [Halloweenies Podcast]

With Now Showing, your Halloweenies gather each month for a review on something new and something old in horror. This month, co-hosts Justin Gerber and McKenzie Gerber are joined by Specter Cinema Club co-host DeVaughn Taylor to discuss A Knock at the Cabin, Unwelcome, Spoonful of Sugar, [REC]3 Genesis, Blow Out, and Waxwork 2: Lost […]

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The Self-Aware Meta Commentary in Brian De Palma’s ‘Body Double’ [Sex Crimes]

Considering how long I’ve been writing this editorial series, it’s wild that this is the first entry tackling Brian De Palma. While there’s a history of contentious reactions to his works (primarily from feminists in the 70s and 80s who accused him of misogyny for his often brutal treatment of female characters), aside from Adrian […]

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Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie’ Has Been Added to the National Film Registry

A select handful of horror films have made their way into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry over the years, including Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, Alien, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining, The Exorcist, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and today we’ve learned that another classic Stephen King adaptation has joined the prestigious collection. This year’s […]

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The Original ‘Carrie’ Gets a 4K Ultra HD Upgrade from Scream Factory

Scream Factory has been upgrading many classic horror movies to 4K Ultra HD, and up next is Brian De Palma’s Carrie, of course the classic 1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Carrie is coming to 4K Ultra HD on December 13, 2022! You can pre-order the release in several different forms over on Scream […]

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‘Carrie’ at 45: How Stephen King’s First Movie Brought a New Generation to Hollywood [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“Oh, Lord! Help this sinning woman see the sin of her days and ways. Show her that if she had remained sinless, this curse of blood would never have come on her!” It’s prom night at Bates High, and The Losers’ Club is attending to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Brian De Palma‘s Carrie. Starring […]

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[Retrospective] Brian De Palma’s ‘Blow Out’ Is Still a Scream 40 Years Later!

De Palma’s sleek conspiracy theory thriller and sleuth slasher film, Blow Out, turns 40 and its message rings in our ears even stronger now. “Just worry about the scream, all right?” It’s a stark truth to understand that everything that you see and hear cannot always be trusted and that cinema is the ultimate expression […]

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