From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film
Jul13

From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film

With the 2016 Ghostbusters remake upon us, many filmgoers are in full nostalgia mode, looking back with fond memories to the original 1984 classic and its sequel. But true Ghostbusters fans know the roots go back a bit further. Let’s examine some of the groundbreaking horror-comedies from yesteryear that set the foundation for the genre and shocked your grandparents and great-grandparents, while still keeping them in stitches....

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Things You Should Know About: ‘The Great Silence’
May22

Things You Should Know About: ‘The Great Silence’

Here’s the deal: Spaghetti westerns kinda saved movies. If you look at the history of film, there is a dark era from the ‘30s to the ‘60s in which the Hays Code hovered over cinema like the blazing sun at high noon. The code made sure that sex, violence, profanity and drug use stayed firmly in check and out of the public’s eyes and minds, protecting everyone from that nagging phenomenon known as reality. But after a few dead...

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