Monday, August 31, 2015

We Are The Sprocket Holes vol. 221

so much of what i look for in horror films can be traced back to my first viewings of films by Wes Craven. from Last House on the Left through People Under The Stairs, he approached subject matter he referred to as "reliably upsetting" and made it something so much more singular and layered, imbuing it with raw staying power that never dulls from repeated viewings or watered down cash grabbing retreads. from Krug Stillo to Papa Jupiter & his baby boys to Mommy & Daddy to the Count Dracula of the MTV Generation Freddy Krueger, Craven took what in the hands of your typical middle-of-the-dirt-road non-auteur schlocker would've been jute-box standard one-dimensional slasheroids and breathed color, dimension, allegory, and symbolism into their personas and acts, rising above the frequently reductive milieu of his incidental peers. even his misfires (My Soul To Take, Hills Have Eyes Part 2) have enough bizarre energy and unique ideas to hold the viewer's attentions.

truly the end of an era.

AICN Horror Remembers WES CRAVEN

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thank You For This Friendly World vol. 13

Latest on Jared Fogle charges: Fogle to appear outside court

Among the allegations in the document are that Fogle traveled to New York City to pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels, and that he knowingly received child pornography secretly produced by the then-director of his charitable foundation.

funniest part about all this is the big ad on the side of the page. it's for Jimmy Johns. 

Here Are the Crimes Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Has Been Charged With