Saturday, January 23, 2010

Where Horror Meets Critical Analysis

Final contributor list announced for BUTCHER KNIVES AND BODY COUNTS anthology (Dark Scribe Press):

My essay is on the rather subdued and oft overlooked THE FUNHOUSE, directed by Tobe Hooper, much better known for his Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, and Salem's Lot (TV). He has a certain sense of composition of shots (at least, that's how I feel when I watch TCM - it's not the EEK! jump scares, which are pretty standard, that fascinate me, but the oh-so-balanced frames), but with FUNHOUSE, he shows more sensitivity to the characters, and a real poignant nostalgia for the vanishing carnie world.


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