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There are novels you like. There are novels you love. Then there are novels that you start reading when you get home from work or school and by the time you look up, you should have gone to bed two hours ago. Those are the novels that you know you’re going to read again.
“The Twilight Zone” (1959-1964) is one of the most well-loved and influential television programs of its time. It was also somewhat controversial. Rod Serling was known for fighting with network executives to maintain his creative control, and defended his show’s usage of dark themes in a time where television was often rather light.
If you dabble in horror news or even simply the Twitterverse, you might have heard the recent announcement that actress Jamie Clayton, known for her roles in The L Word: Generation Q and Sense8, has been announced as Lead Cenobite, also known as Pinhead, in the upcoming Hellraiser reboot. While there have been your standard attempts by the usual suspects to turn the casting of Clayton as Pinhead into a controversy about “woke Hollywood,” the attempted backlash seems to have fallen pretty flat.
A lot of horror movies are heavily influenced by true crime, and the stories of real-life serial killers are often alluded to in horror. The slasher genre, for instance, would most likely be very different if we didn’t all know the story of Jack the Ripper. But when it comes to macabre real life events, my mind almost instantly goes to HH Holmes.
In the movie Jaws (1975), Hooper irritably mocks Quint for his “working-class hero” shtick. It’s a throwaway line in the film, but I always saw it as a much-needed moment of self-awareness about the dynamic between those two characters: the tension between the two characters does hark to the traditional “working-class hero versus the wealthy academic” trope.
“The Witch’s Tale” was a radio anthology series that played in syndication between 1931 and 1938. It was both the first horror radio show and, by extension, the first broadcasted horror series.