Vintage press clippings show how the first “splatter film” was marketed

Legendary horror director Herschell Gordon Lewis has often compared his 1963 classic Blood Feast, widely considered to be the first so-called “splatter film” for its joyously excessive gore, to the poetry of Walt Whitman: “It was no good, but it was the first of its kind.” At his blog, The Scene Of Scene 13,…

Lane loves Gamera: 7 fictional characters with questionable movie taste

1. A.J. Soprano, the world’s only 54 fan
Building a character’s likes and dislikes is a quick-and-dirty method of turning a fictional creation into something vaguely resembling a real person. But the pitfalls are multitude, particularly when pop culture gets involved. Not even a classic like The Sopranos was immune to…