FSHG Introduces: The Queer Gothic Lecture Series

The 1st Queer Gothic Lecture is here–for FREE!

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[Fantasia 2020] Michael Venus’s SLEEP: A Surreal Historical Reckoning

Michael Venus reckons with Germany’s dark history and shows that the past is never so far behind us.

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FRONTIER(S): Post-WWII Gothic and Political Invasion of the Body

Xavier Gens delivers a political piece of brutal body horror with FRONTIER(S)

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Strange Angel – Season 1, Episode 6: “The Mystic Circle of Young Girls”

Jack goes back to the lodge with Ernest, causing trouble with his wife. And in the desert, he and the team begin new tests.

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Man Behind the Sun Begs the Question: Is It Trash? Or Is It Important?

Man Behind the Sun. 1988. Directed by T.F. Mou. Screenplayby Mei Liu, Wen Yuan Mou, & Dun Jing Teng. Cast: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao, Haizhe Jin, Tie Long Jin, Yuanrong Jin, Bolin Li, Pengyu Liu, Xuhui Lui, Zhaohua Mei, Zhe Quan ,Jiefu Tian, Gang Wang, Runsheng Wang, Shennin Wang, Jiang Wen, Dai Yao Wu,Continue reading “Man Behind the Sun Begs the Question: Is It Trash? Or Is It Important?”

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Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand

Barton Fink. 1991. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, Richard Portnow, & Christopher Murney. 20th Century Fox/Circle Films/Working Title Films. Rated R. 116 minutes. Comedy/Drama ★★★★★The Coen Brothers are impressive for many reasons. ParticularlyContinue reading “Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand”

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Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND: This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain Under Repression

Scorsese & Lehane together as one? That’s how you get a spooky, mind-bending thriller like SHUTTER ISLAND.

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The Third Part of the Night is Horrifying Cinematic Existentialism

The Third Part of the Night. 1971. Directed by Andrzej Żuławski. Screenplay by Andrzej & Miroslaw Żuławski. Starring Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski, Anna Milewska, Michal Grudzinski, & Marek Walczewski. Polski State Film. Not Rated. 105 minutes. Drama/Horror/War ★★★★★  Andrzej Żuławski first wowed me with Possession, and after being completely, morbidly enthralled by its wonderfully sickeningContinue reading “The Third Part of the Night is Horrifying Cinematic Existentialism”

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Frankenstein’s Army is Campy and Creepy Nazi Horror Fun

Frankenstein’s Army. 2013. Directed by Richard Raaphorst. Screenplay by Miguel Tejada-Flores & Chris W. Mitchell from a story by Tejada-Flores & Raaphorst. Starring Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Joshua Sasse, Mark Stevenson, Andrei Zayats, Karel Roden, Klaus Lucas, Cristina Cataline, Jan de Lukowicz, & Zdenek Barinka. MDI Media Group/Dark Sky Films/Pellicola/XYZContinue reading “Frankenstein’s Army is Campy and Creepy Nazi Horror Fun”

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Fury: The Festering Reality of War

Fury. 2014.  Directed & Written by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peňa, Jon Bernthal, and Jim Parrack. Columbia Pictures. 134 min. Rated R. Action/Drama/War ★★★★★ David Ayer’s new thriller Fury is by far one of the most brutal and honest films set during the Second World War ever made. Not only doesContinue reading “Fury: The Festering Reality of War”

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