Le Moine

Ah, the wonders of M.G. Lewis. Oh sure, Walpole’s 1764 Castle Of Otranto is considered the first horror novel, but give me Lewis’s The Monk nearly 30 years later. Sinful monks, evil nuns, illicit sex, infanticide, The Inquisition, torture, and The Devil himself.

What’s not to love?

So imagine my excitement when, whilst putting together horror¬†questions for a trivia night I run at Bearded Bird Brewing (every Sunday at 4 he said shamelessly), I looked up The Monk and found Le Moine, Dominik Moll’s film adaptation. Clearly, I had a professional obligation to watch it.

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Suddenly, Last Summer: Southern Gothic Guignol?

This post is part of the Spencer Tracy And Katharine Hepburn Blogathon hosted by
 In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.

Several movie nerd friends of mine insist Suddenly, Last Summer is not a horror movie.

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