Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Short-Order Cook, a Tomato and a Shack

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” “Shack Out on 101”–the very title has a delightfully pulpy feel to it, like “The Wicked Go to Hell” or “Kiss the Blood Off My Hands”–how could it not be a cult favorite? But this is one … Continue reading

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The Ever-Changing House of Frankenstein

If anyone ever wonders what an Art Director has to contribute a film, I suggest that they watch the first four installments of Universal’s Frankenstein series. For the 1931 original, director James Whale achieved a look of stark simplicity. His … Continue reading

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