From Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda (1953) to the Boulet Brothers' Dragula (2017-), drag and transvestism have appeared as a recurring theme in genre cinema and television. This history of representation could be argued to have been broadly delineated into two categories: the 'deviants' and the divas. Appropriately, perhaps, the double-Ds. A recurrent representation of cross-dressing/gender subversion in horror has been that of the opposite gender embodying the protagonist's murderous or 'deviant' impulses.
The legendary Queen Mary is pleased to announce the debut of master magician and well-known apparitionist, Aiden Sinclar, aboard the historic ocean liner for 'Illusions of the Passed: Legends of the Queen Mary, A Theatrical Seance!' on select nights starting Friday, September 14. Tickets are now available at queenmary.com.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, the world’s longest-running educational organization devoted to the study of horror history, theory and production, has just announced a new Los Angeles branch to complement those in London and New York. The new Los Angeles branch will be hosted at the Los Feliz headquarters of the Philosophical Research Society, founded by famed occultist Manly P. Hall in 1934.
New York based Rialto Pictures will release John Carpenter's landmark horror movie THE FOG on October 26, in its first-ever major restoration. The horror classic, in a full 4K restoration from Studiocanal, opens October 26 for limited runs at the Metrograph, in New York, Landmark's Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago.
After an initial announcement that Joel McHale would be headlining the upcoming Scripts Gone Wild reading of the 1989 action classic ROAD HOUSE, a second wave revealed the addition of actors Erin Cummings (Feed the Beast), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), and Jackie Tohn (Glow). The reading, scheduled for August 15th, benefits the Lustgarten Foundation, which is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer, the disease which killed the film's star, Patrick Swayze, and - sadly, most recently, - Los Angeles culinary icon, Jonathan Gold.
Last week, the announcement was made that comedian/actor Joel McHale would be headlining the upcoming Scripts Gone Wild reading of the 1989 action classic ROAD HOUSE. The reading, scheduled for August 15th, benefits The Lustgarten Foundation, which is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer, a disease which did something no movie bad guy was ever able to do: take down Patrick Swayze.
With this year being the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it's been quite amazing to see so many iterations of the beloved novel come to life. With that said, we are excited to announce that Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is presenting an all-new horror "experiential" re-imaging of FRANKENSTEIN.
This June at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, they are offering our usual eclectic mix of films for our "Terror Tuesday" and "Weird Wednesday" lineups. There's a post-BLUE VELVET and pre-"Twin Peaks" Kyle MacLachlan in THE HIDDEN, with director Jack Sholder (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE) in-person.
On Friday, May 11, Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13th the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration will roar to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, and guests are invited to be a part of this exclusive event in honor of the blockbuster action-adventure that brought dinosaurs out of extinction a quarter century ago.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - London will use the Manson family as a springboard to delve into the sub-genre of films inspired by cults and alternative religions in California from the 60s and 70s. Taught by author Ian Cooper, who frequently writes on horror and cults, there is no better way to end their Summer semester.