Posts Tagged ‘ghost’
Peter Wyngarde haunts Deborah Kerr in "The Innocents".

Halloween DVD Pick: The Innocents

Kristian Lin
I was lucky enough to see The Innocents when I was a teenager, and it turned me off horror flicks with faceless slashers running after naked teens for good. This Halloween sees this 1961 British classic out on a handsome new Bl...


The Dickies bring their light-hearted punk to Trees Saturday.

Five Cool Touring Shows this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Though they’ve got legit punk chops, The Dickies are basically all about having a few laughs. Formed in 1977 near the dawn of the genre in the San Fernando Valley, the band never broke into MTV but was huge onstage, openi...



Insidious: Last House on the Left

Even though this fright goes overboard in the second half, it shines during the first.
COLE WILLIAMS
Damn, I love haunted house movies: The Haunting (the 1963 original), The Changeling, Alien (it’s a haunted house in space, OK?), you name it. I love being trapped in an enclosed, atmospheric, terrifying place. Now along comes...


Vampires in Ghost Town

Fort Worth novelist Rachel Caine offers the latest installment in her Morganville Vampires series.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The undead, especially vampires, have become superstars in the fiction sections of bookstores in recent years. Anne Rice may have ushered in the era, but the Twilight saga has snared teens, tweens, and many of their parents. Th...



The Ghost Writer: A Real Roman à Clef

Polanski’s thriller happily skewers the war on terror.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’ve had examples of prison literature throughout history, but The Ghost Writer may be the closest we’ve ever had to prison filmmaking. Roman Polanski shot the footage prior to his arrest last year, after which he proceede...


Corpse Bride

A major character may be deceased, but it’s Over Her Dead Body that’s really rotten.
Kristian Lin
When you encounter hideous misogyny in a movie pitched aggressively at male audiences (like last fall’s Good Luck Chuck), it’s shocking but not necessarily surprising.



Lost Children

Last year’s scariest horror movie is the Spanish import The Orphanage.
Kristian Lin
A look back on 2007′s horror movies doesn’t exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches.


The Backsliders

ANTHONY MARIANI
Funny how a lot of melodic rockers seem to require an angsty outlet. When he’s not with The Burning Hotels, bassist Coby Queen spends some time with The Red Herrings, a garage-based R&B band that’s raw and ragged where...