A Silver Discovery: How I became a classic film fan — Pale Writer

When my mother was a child, her mother took she and my mother’s younger brother to the movies whenever she was able. The mother of four, my grandmother had little time for leisure activities, but books and movies were very important to her, and she passed her love for both onto her two youngest children. via… Continue reading A Silver Discovery: How I became a classic film fan — Pale Writer

A Glowing Mist: Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw (1944) — Pale Writer

A few months ago I undertook the task of watching all fourteen of the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies. I am very glad to say that I was successful in my little quest. Like most classic film fans, my feelings about the series are mixed. I feel that the majority of the […]… Continue reading A Glowing Mist: Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw (1944) — Pale Writer

Paging Dr Death: Vincent Price in “Shock” (1946) — Pale Writer

Like most people, my first exposure to Vincent Price was through horror films, and the only early film of his that I really knew was Dragonwyck. But over the years, as my appreciation for classic film has continued to grow and mature, I’ve sought out more films from his pre-horror career, such as the two… Continue reading Paging Dr Death: Vincent Price in “Shock” (1946) — Pale Writer

An Introduction to Extreme Cinema: What makes an extreme horror film? —

For the longest time people have asked me “But what exactly is extreme horror?” and it’s an exceptionally valid question to ask. It’s easy to determine what constitutes as something within the horror genre, especially when it comes to film, but extreme cinema is a little more complicated because it doesn’t always necessarily rely on […]… Continue reading An Introduction to Extreme Cinema: What makes an extreme horror film? —