The Blood Red Experiment: Part 4

It’s Women in Horror month so apropos that the penultimate part of my neo-giallo¬†Madonna of the Wasps has just come out — the final part will wrap up this auspicious month. Murder, mayhem, ancient rites and a legendary prima ballerina all fit together somehow in the homage to Dario Argento, Mario Bava and of course,…

FFB: Bill Crider’s Sherlock

Thanks to Patti and Todd for cajoling me into doing this special round of FFB. Many of you know that Bill Crider is doing poorly, so it’s great to have a chance to celebrate him and his vast catalogue of work while he can still appreciate our accolades. It’s always a joy to celebrate someone…

TOA/V: One, Two, Three

The seldom-trumpeted comedy One, Two, Three may be best known as the film that made James Cagney leave the movie business until his swan song in Ragtime two decades later. The 1961 film had several touchstones which put it in a difficult position: spoofing the Eastern Germans and the newly erected Berlin Wall, and worse…