MORE SCARIEST MOMENTS

by Gary Meyer We got so many terrific responses to our inquires about scariest experiences both with art and real life that we decided to break them onto two pieces so readers will not be overwhelmed in one sitting. Meet the daughters of horror masters Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and William Castle and Lon Chaney […]

NEVER SILENT SAN FRANCISCO- The Festival

By Gary Meyer I have attended dozens of film festivals from the biggies like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, SXSW and Sundance to more intimate gatherings of movies and their makers from Telluride high in the Colorado Mountains, Morelia in Mexico’s Michoacán to Devour! In tiny Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Most screen new movies with occasional restorations […]

‘DAMN, BUT THAT IS A BIG ANT’

by Gary Meyer I wonder if there is a cinema entomologist around specializing in insects and arachnids on the silver screen. Today, we’ll pretend to be a movie-loving myrmecologist (and I thought they’d be called “antomologists”). Them! is the giant ant science fiction classic. Contrary to the usual dumb giant bug movies of the 1950s, this […]