Familiar faces keep appearing on cheap movie covers

There’s an evil woman crawling on the DVD cover of a horror movie, promising nail-biting suspense and skin-chilling terror. But then you watch the film and discover that the evil woman isn’t even there. …

Published in 1953, the magazine is an interesting time capsule

Back in the 1950s, the concept of men’s magazines was still very far from what we understand today. The first publications of the genre were harmless: Stag (created in 1937), Peek (which hit newsstands in 1938), and Laff (quite popular in the 1940s) used to publish articles about literature, music…

Umberto Eco’s book plays with our obsession with secrets

Have you ever heard of QAnon? According to far-right theorists, it is a secret sect formed by Satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles — including Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking government officials! — who operate a global child sex trafficking ring and conspire against the future of the U.S. …

“Srigala” was produced when foreign ‘rip-offs’ were common

During the good ol’ days, countries with lenient copyright laws (or no copyright law at all) used to produce their own versions of Hollywood blockbusters. …

The crimes of Bundy, Gacy, and Co. inspired television dramas

There has been a lot of criticism recently about the protagonism real-life serial killers have received in American films and documentaries. …

Same characters, two very particular versions of the end

When George Clooney’s blockbuster “The Midnight Sky” premiered on Netflix in late 2020, many people didn’t know it was inspired by Lily Brooks-Dalton’s book “Good Morning, Midnight”. …

The lightning rarely strikes twice, as we can see

Argentine filmmaker Démian Rugna was the festival circuit sensation a few years ago with “Aterrados” (“Terrified” in the US), a small 2017 independent horror film shot in Buenos Aires. …

The movie made by Edison Co. has been lost for 50 years

The horrifying creature was born on January 1, 1818, when small London publishing house Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones first released a new book called “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus”. It tells the story of a medical student who decides to build a creature and give it life, starting…

The author didn’t write only about bloodsucking vampires

Today everyone knows or at least has heard of a certain vampire named Dracula. The character is so rooted in pop culture that you don’t need to have read the book of the same name, or seen any of its countless film adaptations, to know what it is about.

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They know how to scare and also how to shoot music!

Horror films are often associated with punk rock or heavy metal. Some hard rock celebrities have even written and/or directed their own horror movies — like Rob Zombie, Bruce Dickinson, and Dee Snider, among others.

But who would have guessed that the same guy who made “The Exorcist” actually directed…

Felipe M. Guerra

Journalist, independent filmmaker and a sick person. I write about cinema at https://filmesparadoidos.blogspot.com, and in here about films, books and comics.

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