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Grandma's House of Horrors
"...Halloween, the camp rolled out an interactive Web tour of Grandma's Attic, a lively exploration of Carole Keeton Strayhorn's..."

Oct. 30, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

TexARTS’ Little Shop of Horrors
This production of the horror comedy musical makes watching inept humans get devoured by an alien plant just a damn good time
"...Suddenly, Little Shop of Horrors – the musical from writing team Howard Ashman..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Little Shop of Horrors
A house plant with an appetite for flesh says, "Feed me."
"...about as well as any film about a singing house plant with an appetite for flesh could. Based on..."

May 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Recalling the tone and spirit of Eighties horror films, this is an homage to exsanguinations past.
" the day, provides zero protection from the forces of darkness and may even spur them on (presumably the..."

April 9, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Three Holiday Horrors
A trio of chillers, but which do you want in your stocking?
"...or robbers at the door, but a whole panoply of Xmas scares...."

Dec. 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Silent House
Silent House gives the game away too easily but it does have some effective shocks along the way.
"...pores. In the gimmicky and only sporadically effective Silent House, she's more freaked out if anything, and she puts..."

March 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Acid House
"...2, if you must, just don't confuse this trio of short films adapted from Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh's collection..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Of Barbecue and Vampires
An interview with Todd Lowe, True Blood's Terry Bellefleur
"...War vet. Loving husband, daddy, and step-daddy. Terry Bellefleur of Bon Temps, La. is all that and more, thanks..."

June 13, 2013 Screens Post by R.U. Steinberg

American Buffets: In Defense of Gluttony Golden Hometown Family Stockade
"...Ryan's Family Steakhouse..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Arts Feature

Change of Hart
Pam Hart Stretches Out
"...photograph by Diane Watts Smooth jazz is the work of the devil. It is a ravenous creature, born of..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

DVDanger: A Bad Case of the Sequels
Retreads, remakes, and do-overs rule the home releases
" that wasn't a remake, a sequel, or a Blumhouse production?" Sometimes, it feels like he may as well..."

July 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

But Take Great Care, for Maybe She’s a Sort of Basilisk
Author Ottessa Moshfegh at BookPeople on Tuesday night
"...there, as faces tend to be, on the front of her head...."

Jan. 30, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Alamo Drafthouse Latest Austinites to Get Dose of Reality
Cinema chain featured on A&E's 'Shipping Wars' tonight
" turn on the idiot tube, there's another shot of the 'Hi, How Are You' frog and the Allens..."

Jan. 9, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Origins of Austin Punk in the Aftermath of the 13th Floor Elevators
Roky Erickson hurtles toward Doug Sahm in Chapter 1, Part 1 of the Austin Punk Chronicles
" the Vulcan Gas Company, Congress Avenue's patchouli-soaked den of all that was psychedelic in the late Sixties, is..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Remembrance of Texas Past
The Year in Texas Lit
"...We remember the Alamo. Agnostics in the Church of the Alamo had reason to be a little mystified..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

DVDanger: What's Your Point of View?
For Halloween, some beastly releases of the haunting month
"...stories and short films are the arguably native form of horror. Just long enough to draw the audience in,..."

Oct. 20, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saw II
With nary a decent, connective character in sight, this nasty sequel quickly becomes little more than a strenuous battle for survival among the already damned.
"...and then some. Saw II is a nasty piece of work, reveling as it does in outright sadism and..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tales From the Hood
"...A deft, well-directed horror anthology film from the makers of last year's hilarious Fear of a Black Hat. Cundieff..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Alvin Schwartz's beloved nightmares come to the screen
"...A mixed bag of ghoulish tricks that might’ve been better served by an..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thirteen Ghosts
"...Davidtz, Matthew Lillard and Tony Shalhoub. The cinematic exhumation of Sixties schlock-genius producer/director William Castle continues unabated, and, sadly,..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Three ... Extremes
This lush and horrific anthology film from three of the finest craftsmen working today – Fruit Chan, Chan-wook Park, and Takashi Miike – is an instantly memorable and squirm-inducing assemblage.
"...Kang Hye-jeong. Anthology films are notoriously tricky to pull off. For one thing, they’re almost exclusively the province of..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bukowski: Born Into This
Every young writer goes through a Bukowski phase, but only the skid row author himself was "born into it."
"...Directed by: John Dullaghan. Los Angelean to his surprisingly soft center, poet and novelist Bukowski became the patron saint..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Halloween Is Serious Business
Behind the gates at Scream Hollow and the House of Torment
"...comes but once a year – but Austin's haunted house scene delivers twice the terrors, as the old evil..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

A Very Krampus Christmas
Seasonal scares at the House of Torment
"...'Twas the week before Christmas, And all through the House of Torment, Not a creature was stirring … Except..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

'Friday Night Lights': Great Pumpkin Harvests Frighteningly Good Matchups
" Seguin, where No. 8 Westlake tries to hold off the charging Seguin Matadors and monstrous linebacker Marcus Richardson,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

Better Git Hit in Your Soul
Former Austinite George Ratliff returns to town with his new documentary, Hell House, which explores the Trinity Church's way of converting teens to Christ -- by scaring the pants off them.
"...Mercifully placed right at the start of George Ratliff's Hell House is a church spokesman's answer..."

May 3, 2002 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Bashing Gays and Children
In a bill on child protection, the House votes to do its worst
"...into the meat grinder and re-emerge as the lesser of two evils...."

April 29, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

SXSW Film Review: Fits and Starts
Wyatt Cenac is a born movie star (just don't tell him that)
"...Cenac) tries to find himself and escape the shadow of his successful writer wife (Greta Lee) in the world..."

March 11, 2017 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

Holy Cow
Gohmert says atheists should be encouraging Christianity
"...Some say it's only an urban legend. Turn off all the lights, set the channel to CSPAN, and..."

Dec. 9, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

New Trailer for Austin Doc Rondo and Bob
Check out the history of two unsung heroes of horror
"...An icon of black-and-white thrillers. The art director for the most graphic..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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