Tales from the Hood 2
Horror, History, Humor & Politics

September 22nd, 2018

“All of that art-for-art’s-sake stuff is BS. What are these people talking about? Are you really telling me that Shakespeare and Aeschylus weren’t writing about kings? All good art is political!” – Toni Morrison

Morrison’s words are particularly relevant to the horror genre. After all, horror literature is all about powers beyond comprehension. It’s true in the genre’s seminal works (think Dante’s Inferno), and it’s certainly true with horror stories today.

Case in point is Tales from the Hood 2, the new anthology film from Rusty Cundieff and Darrin Scott, which serves up a mix of timely jokes, jolts, and meditations on contemporary politics.

I caught the film at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where it screened along with the world premiere of Nightmare Cinema. Here’s what … [read more at The 21st=Century Scop].

Nightmare Cinema: Fall Festivals & Events

September 16th, 2018

These are busy times for the Nightmare Cinema team.

This weekend, Mick Garris (the film’s producer and writer/director of “Dead”) and Sandra Becerril (writer of the Ryûhei Kitamura directed “Mashit”) are in Strasbourg for the film’s French premiere at FEFFS — Le Festival européen du film fantastique. The premiere will take place at a special midnight screening on Monday, September 17, with additional screenings scheduled for September 18 and 23.

Since its launch in 2008, FEFFS has become one of Europe’s most comprehensive genre events, with a focus on international fantastic films as well as thrillers, film noir, black comedies, and even … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

These Writers Rock:
PG Sturges, RC Matheson, Craig Spector

August 26th, 2018

There’s an undeniable connection between horror and rock-n-roll, one that no doubt began long before the devil went down to Georgia or Robert Johnson stopped at the crossroads to barter his soul.

I was reminded of this connection earlier in the month when I came across some album tracks that fellow Nightmare Cinema writer RC Matheson had posted to his Facebook page. The tracks were from a CD titled Fade-In, released nearly ten years ago by a band called Smash-Cut. On that album, RC joins Craig Spector and PG Sturges to serve up a collection of tunes that run the gamut from … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Full Circle: Nightmare Cinema in Mexico

August 7th, 2018

Three years ago at the Morbido Film Festival in Mexico, Mick Garris announced his plans for a project entitled Nightmare Cinema. This year – following the film’s strong premiere at Fantasia Fest in Montreal —  Mick returns to Mexico to present a special screening at Macabro XVII in Mexico City. He will be joined by Mexico’s own Sandra Becerril, the writer and director who wrote the Nightmare Cinema episode “Mashit,” directed… [more at The 21st- Century Scop.]