Pink Flamingos (Or Divine Horror)

Horror has become a blanket term since probably the early 19th Century to the point that terror and horror have become more or less interchangeable. Somewhat unfortunate because there’s an important distinction to be made between them.Read More »


To celebrate the 50th Blog Post here at Castle Blogferatu, I thought it’d be fun to ask 50 people,  “What’s your favorite horror movie?” No-brainer for a horror blog, right?

But the contrarian in me spoke up. “Favorite? Gah. Cause some trouble. Stir up some controversy. Maybe hurt some feelings. Ask them their least favorite horror movie!”

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Near Dark

darkThis week’s post is a two-fer. First, it’s the usual monthly Naro Escape review. Second, Naro Video is also participating in the Directed By Women Worldwide Film Viewing Party. I wasn’t about to pass on the chance to support both, so this week’s film is Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 take on the vampire tale.

I was going to start by saying I truly do loathe vampire stuff. That would be ill-advised, not to mention inaccurate. I mean, just look at the name of this blog. No, what I can’t stand is pretty much every iteration of Dracula.

Stoker’s novel, Browning’s movie, Coppola’s movie, Hammer films (despite their glorious Christopher Lee-ness), Frank Langella, Blacula. You can have ’em. All of ’em.


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