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Silent Halloween

Silent Halloween

Horror films weren’t called horror films until the 1930s — when critics applied that label to Universal’s Dracula (1931) andFrankenstein (1931) — but the seeds of the genre were already sprouting in the silent era. In fact, these early scary filmsset the template for modern horror, from the expressionist shadows of [...]

by × October 30, 2011 × 0 comments

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A family holiday aboard the Battlestar Galactica

A family holiday aboard the Battlestar Galactica

Earlier this year, I converted our old kids’ playroom into a makeshift screening room. I purchased an entry-level HD projector, a Blu-ray player with surround sound, and a pull-down screenfrom John Lewis. I darkened the room with some cheap blackout blinds, dragged in a hand-me-down sofa and sat, remote control [...]

by × October 27, 2011 × 0 comments