I’m a big nerd and I hate football. But MAN, do I love a good football movie! They’re exactly the kind of high-spirited motivating fable to get me out and to the polls on Election Day.
The three great horror franchises each tap into potent fear systems. The most pedestrian of these is Halloween, that preys on the fears of any teen left alone in the house with the parents gone (Is that only the house settling or is Michael outside the window?). Friday the 13th ratchets the principle with a wagging... Continue Reading →
Tim Burton transcended time and culture with The Nightmare Before Christmas. In that act, he tore down the walls of holiday propriety and let out the monsters of Halloween Town. Whereas of yore, it was only acceptable for proper folk to pull on a boggart’s mask on All Hallow’s Eve, this film sunk its skeleton... Continue Reading →