Don Coscarelli
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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


The Ball Is Back, But Is It Real? 'Phantasm II (Collector's Edition)'
23 Apr 2013 // 10:10 PM

Watching Phantasm II is like having a horrifying nightmare: we may become restless and frightened during the dream, but when we wake up we are able to realize the absurdity of the situation.

'John Dies at the End' Has Its Own Plans for You
14 Apr 2013 // 10:10 PM

John Dies at the End feels like a collaborative effort between David Cronenberg, Richard Rodriguez and Eric Rohmer… with the screenplay written by William S. Burroughs.


Drugs, Demons, and Parallel Dimensions: 'John Dies at the End'
29 Mar 2013 // 6:00 AM

(A) fright fan's fever dream laced with a healthy dose of '80s high concept camp creeps.

Phantasm (1979)
6 Oct 2008 // 1:05 PM

It arrived during the final phases of classic '70s horror, an era that had seen The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Halloween

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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