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Taxi Driver: 40 Thoughts for 40 Years

Taxi Driver may be the most important American film, and 40 years later, it still talks to us. Continue reading




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In Defense of Stephen King

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.




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The 50 Greatest Literary Character Names of All Time

Greg Olear whittles the Who’s Who of all of literature down to the 50 top names.




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The Hero’s Tale: The Conclusion of My Year of Horror

When is a myth like a horror movie or when is reality like a myth? Tom Gualtieri concludes his year of horror with five films that send their heroes into the darkness.




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The 10 Best Worst Horror Movies, or, Summer Camp

See a severed head talk! See deranged blondes! See Lyle Waggoner naked! See the best worst movies in this month’s installment of MY YEAR OF HORROR.




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The Dubious Allure of Gore

With the release of Evil Dead today and the death of Roger Ebert yesterday, Tom Gualtieri reflects on his despair at the equation of gore with fear.




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My Year of Horror: March Madness

Your shrink will have a field day with this month’s twisted psychotics, neurotics and schizophrenics, coming around to fill your life with horror.




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A Post-Apocalyptic Reader

Robert Burke Warren ponders the appeal of the Apocalypse, and reveals his four favorite End of Days reads.




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My Year of Horror: 13 Fundamental Films for October

Horror film aficionado Tom Gualtieri reveals his list of the 13 best horror films of all time.




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