“The Conjuring” – are horror films C(c)atholic?

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The first horror film I ever saw at age eight, indeed the first film I ever saw in a theater, was the 1959 House on Haunted Hill. It starred Vincent Price, and I now know it was directed by William Castle, called “the poor man’s Hitchcock,” who churned out many “B” thriller movies. Although Castle’s genre was the psychological thriller, his films are subgenres of horror. House on Haunted Hill was projected in “Emergo”, one of the gimmicks Castle was known for. In this case it … [Read more...]

“Last Temptation of Christ” author’s “Christ Recrucified” acquired for film

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Deadline Hollywood broke the news this morning that Nikos Kazantzakis  1954 novel "Christ Recrucified" has been acquired by Grindhouse Pictures, a company that seems to have only one other film to its credit, "Gabriela", 2001. The new film will be re-titled "Christ is Risen." Click here to read the entire article on Deadline Hollywood. Amazon's description of the novel says: "The inhabitants of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play … [Read more...]


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