This morning, on February 26, 2017, it was announced that the great Bill Paxton had died
Amid the inexplicable success of LA LA LAND, I think it’s a good time to look back at a like-minded film whose fortunes weren’t nearly as rosy.
Here we have The Bedlam Files’ first-ever “Look Back,” covering the previous year’s noteworthy happenings in the world of cult/horror film and literature.
Here it is, my second annual look back at many noteworthy events in the world of horror film and literature, as well as a listing of the recently deceased
I’ve seen countless horror websites come and go, most of which will not be missed by me or probably anyone else (I’ll never forget the nineties-era online critic whose “reviews” consisted of quotes from John McCarty). Below you’ll find listings for some departed horror-themed sites that I feel were worthy (obviously the John McCarty parrot site is not among them!)
Back in 1983 the late Lawrence Durrell predicted that the French horror writer Claude Seignolle “will draw a large audience in the United States and that his place in literature eventually will be as assured as Ambrose Bierce’s is today.” Obviously that forecast has yet to bear fruit, but Durrell’s estimation of Seignolle’s importance is, I believe, entirely correct.
Here we say goodbye to film director Claude Chabrol, who passed away on September 12, 2010 at age 80.
Here’s an odd pairing: Kurodahan Press, a publisher specializing in Japanese literature, and the European author Zoran Zivkovic.
The visionary and prolific British filmmaker Ken Russell, who left us on November 27, 2011, remains an enigma.
On May 25, 2012 the Pacific (formerly Mann) Manhattan Village Theater in Manhattan Beach, CA closed its doors.