Tag Archives: David Cronenberg

The tainting of horror with sci-fi in the 90s

In its continuing effort to distance itself from the masked psycho killers of the 80s, the 1990s kept trying to explore futuristic fear by blending elements of horror with big sci-fi themes for a new millennium. The results usually just … Continue reading

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Before they were horror stars: De Palma and Cronenberg

It’s a 1970s double feature of two completely different horror flix from Brian De Palma and David Cronenberg: sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll in Phantom of the Paradise and sex, slugs, and more sex in Shivers. Plus, a touch … Continue reading

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Rabid and Ruby – putting the RR in 1970s horror?

“R” movies Rabid and Ruby both come from 1977. I’m surprised “S” movies Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever stood a chance at the box office…. RABID Before Dee Wallace got bit by a St. Bernard, there was Rabid. Before … Continue reading

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A Barker cult favorite…but this barker has no bite…

The 1990 film Nightbreed is one that originally didn’t hold my interest when it came out on VHS. Released right after a great decade of horror films, it was one of many 90s movies that attempted to be anything but … Continue reading

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