FDL Movie Night: In the Shadow

By: Monday June 9, 2014 4:59 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed, co-written and co-produced by tonight’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in  the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of  that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

This is not a traditional horror movie in the slasher/gore vein. It is deeper, more supernatural and psychological in nature, raising questions about the price we pay for the things we love the most. It is also shot in lush, vibrant, saturated colors contrasting the island’s beauty with the story’s dark subject matter.

 

FDL Movie Night Preview: In the Shadow

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 6:44 pm

It’s not summer without a vacation or a horror movie–and In the Shadow, directed and co-written and co-produced by Monday’s guest Nicole Elmer, brings us a taut tale of psychological and supernatural horror set against a beautiful island backdrop. Add in the additional layer of sex tourism, Puerto Rican politics, and colonial imperative, plus the bonus of that rara avis, a female horror director–and well, In the Shadow is a perfect summer FDL movie.

Race, Revolution, & Zombies Come to Life in New Doc: “Birth of the Living Dead”

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 7:15 pm

All of the things that kept us safe were being questioned in 1968 in Night of the Living Dead and the movies that came after. I thought that this statement worked as a big idea ending and lent itself to the mission of trying to de-ghettoize horror. Horror can have a positive effect on our society and should be looked at as a legitimate art form that is crucially subversive, making us question things in ways that are healthy and very powerful.

FDL Movie Night: The Selling

By: Monday October 29, 2012 5:00 pm

Ghosts! A haunted house! A dead serial killer! Unscrupulous real estate partners! And an Ancient Unnamed Evil who needs another victim! Throw in a creepy priest, a goofy cocktail waitress/ghost rights’ activist, a sick mother, denied health insurance claims, and some bleeding walls and you’ve got nice guy Richard Scarry’s problems in a nut shell, and the premise of The Selling, tonight’s Halloween feature, starring guests, writer/producer/actor Gabriel Diani and actor/producer Etta Devine.

The Thing That Couldn’t Die: Yucca Battle Continues in Congress and in the Courts

By: Friday May 11, 2012 2:10 pm

It is hard not to think of this black and white bubbe meise while reviewing the most recent chapters in the battle over the future of the partially excavated, purportedly moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in southwestern Nevada.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes China Miéville, Kraken

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 1:59 pm

China Miéville is perhaps the most interesting and influential writer to emerge in science fiction, fantasy and horror (genres that he brings together under the title ‘weird fiction’) over the last fifteen years. His breakout book, Perdido Street Station blended fantasy, horror and science fictional elements, in its depiction of a corrupt and fantastical city, part London and part Buenos Aires, under threat from escaped ‘slakemoths.’ Its sequels, The Scar and Iron Council revisited this city and the world surrounding it. His recent book The City and the City, which brings together noir detective fiction and a very particular kind of fantasy, won the World Fantasy Award. The New York Times ran a good profile of Miéville a few weeks ago.

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