The Rue Morgue Archives present Julie Adams on Creature From the Black Lagoon

I’m up to my old tricks again, collaborating with Rue Morgue magazine on a video adaptation of one of their classic articles. Here’s star Julie Adams talking about working on the classic horror film Creature From the Black Lagoon!

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The Rue Morgue Archives present Five Frights by Shirley Jackson

Here’s another treat from the Rue Morgue Archives, edited by Yours Truly! If you love The Haunting of Hill House, you owe it to yourself to check out these other terrific works by the late, great Shirley Jackson.

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The Rue Morgue Archives present Tom Holland on Fright Night

Another one from the vaults! On this episode of the Rue Morgue Archives, we go back to 2011 for an interview with director Tom Holland about his film Fright Night. Is Jerry Dandrige cinema’s sexiest vampire? You be the judge.

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The Rue Morgue Archives present Wes Craven on Psycho

I’m back with another video from the Rue Morgue Archives! This one focuses on part of a massive write-up for Psycho‘s 50th birthday, where the late, great Wes Craven talks about why he loves Hitchcock’s slasher masterpiece.

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The Rue Morgue Archives present an interview with Bob Clark

The Rue Morgue Archives return with another one from the vaults: an interview with Bob Clark about his Night of the Living Dead homage Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things!

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Stone Cold (1991)

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Craig R. Baxley-directed Stone Cold (1991) is a really fun action B-movie surprise starring ’80s football star Brian Bosworth as Joe Huff, an undercover cop who helms a white supremacist/neo-Nazi biker gang helmed by Chains (Lance Henriksen) and Ice (William Forsythe). I think the goal here was to make him the next Sly or Schwarzenegger at a time when these macho guys were very bankable; unfortunately, Bosworth cannot act and lacks the charisma that made his contemporaries so iconic, but he’s still really cool in the role. Perhaps best of all, his character owns a pet Nile monitor lizard (definitely DO NOT feed it what Joe does lol), although his ’90s mullet is pretty dated and looks a bit skunky.

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The Rue Morgue Archives present an interview with Christopher Lee

I’ve made another video for Rue Morgue magazine – this time adapting an interview that they conducted with Christopher Lee in 2010, from their 100th issue!

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The Rue Morgue Archives present an interview with John Waters

I recently began editing videos for Rue Morgue Magazine’s YouTube channel! If you’re not familiar, Rue Morgue is a magazine dedicated to the horror genre in movies and culture, and the series I’m working on adapts articles from back issues into video essays. This is my first one: an interview with John Waters!

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A Helpful Guide to Oscar Categories

I was inspired to make this graphic while watching this year’s Oscar nominees. Maybe you’ll find it helpful!

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Once Were Warriors

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I recently asked a (white) kiwi friend of mine recently about his thoughts on Lee Tamahori’s riveting 1994 drama masterpiece Once Were Warriors (based on the book by Alan Duff and referring to the warrior nature of the Māori people), and he said it was “hard-wired to New Zealand DNA,” which was a fascinating response since, as a Canadian, I hadn’t heard much of it until now. It’s a brutal watch, and not one that you’ll soon forget, telling the story of a working-class urban Māori family who begin to fall apart after the patriarch Jake loses his job. Consequently, his behaviour spirals into domestic abuse (physical and verbal), alcoholism, and worse. Indeed, Jake is a pressure cooker of rage and fury, as we see not only in the beatdowns in his local dive bar, but also at home when his wife Beth resists him (violence as a means of asserting control). Jake also harbours a subconscious resentment of his wife’s status as a princess in the rural Māori community (she moved into town to be with her husband, which was the first mistake), and while it is easier to blame most of the atrocities on Jake’s toxicity, I think the real culprit is colonialism. It is colonialism that has displaced people from their land and forced them to restructure family hierarchies (the patriarchal figure is not a traditional one in Māori culture apparently).

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