Beyond Fright Review: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. JAMES J. BULGER

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  True crime stories have always held my attention, as they are examples of not only how evil human beings can be, but how said men are capable of such awful acts of violence. The true crime approach to storytelling, whether it be in books, biopics, or in the case of WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF […]

Beyond Fright: Marilyn Manson’s “HEART SHAPED GLASSES” Video

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In the five albums prior to 2007′s Eat Me, Drink Me, shock rocker Marilyn Manson established himself as a force to be reckoned with, a musician guaranteed to offend and completely refusing to abide by any rules set forth by anyone else, and committing a full on assault on the religious right wing . In each […]

Beyond Fright: A Look Back At David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY Soundtrack

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Very few films affect me the way that David Lynch’s 1997 mystery/thriller (I consider it a horror film) LOST HIGHWAY does.  Maybe it was the adventure I had to go through to see it (read about that  here), or maybe its surreal, noir-like mood and tone of the film that made it so very easy to […]

BEYOND FRIGHT: SONG OF THE WEEK – BIOHAZARD “Punishment”

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It’s Friday! TGIF! And time to rock out and kick the weekend off right! I know I haven’t done one of these in a while, but honestly, I’ve had The Punisher on the brain all week, so that’s the inspiration behind this “song of the week.” I mean, we had the great Mark Goldblatt, director […]

Beyond Fright Review: THE MOMENT

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  *Editor’s note:  THE MOMENT in now playing in NYC  and opens in LA at the Sundance Sunset in West Hollywood beginning Friday, June 20th, with  Q&A’s  featuring  writer/director Jane Weinstock, producer Julia Eisenman, and producer Gloria Norris on June 20th and June 21st at 7:30 pm. From the very start of THE MOMENT, the film has a […]

Beyond Fright Review: SON OF GHOSTMAN

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Denny McNamara hasn’t been having the best of luck lately. His girlfriend Renee dumped him, his brother is threatening to to sell Denny’s house if he can’t come up with next month’s rent, and he’s become so unsure of himself, he’s beginning to question his real purpose in life. Like many horror fans, Denny has […]

Beyond Fright Review: SAVING GRACE B. JONES

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  You’ve got to hand it to distribution companies. Always good at marketing, they’re able to take a film that is one thing, and make it look as if it’s an entirely different entity altogether. Case in point: Image Entertainment’s DVD artwork for THE INVOKING, full of huge mansions and ghosts, when in reality the […]

Instagram Skulls & Slenderman: Why We Need To Stop Blaming Horror for Real Life Evil

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I distinctly remember the first time I was ever exposed to horror, as it was one of the earliest memories I can ever recall. I was four years old and was supposed to be taking a nap. I never slept, so I crept out of my bedroom and snuck up on my mother who was […]