David Elijah Nahmod

30 Aug 2019

Bay Of The Living Dead: Master Of Dark Shadows

Welcome to Bay Of The Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. A few columns back we took a look at some of the the made for TV horror films produced by Dan Curtis. Now, along comes Master Of Dark Shadows, a new documentary which celebrates Curtis (1927-2006) and his most

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03 Jun 2019

Is Maniac The Goriest Film Ever?

Welcome to Bay Of The Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. William Lustig’s Maniac shocked moviegoers and critics alike upon its release in 1980. A character driven slasher film, Maniac featured scenes of extreme gore unlike anything that had previously been seen on the screen. The film was deemed unsuitable for

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13 May 2019

Sarah Silverman & Seth Rudetsky are Coming to SF to Make You Laugh & Sing

On Sunday May 19 Emmy winning stand-up comic Sarah Silverman will appear with actor, writer and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky on stage at the Herbst Theater for an evening of comedy, conversation and music. Proceeds from the show will benefit San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Project Open Hand and

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26 Apr 2019

Face To Face With Filmmaker Jose Garrotte

On Tuesday, April 30, filmmaker Jose Garrotte will appear at the Face-To-Face With The Filmmaker series, which is presented by Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema. Garrotte will be screening his latest work Invidente (Sightless) a short documentary about Belo Cipriani, a writer who lost his sight at the age of 26. The screening,

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08 Feb 2019

Meet Nathan Temby: Dueling Pianist At Johnny Foley’s

Around 6-8 times a month patrons at Johnny Foley’s, an Irish pub which straddles the border of the Tenderloin and Union Square, can hear the musical stylings of Nathan Temby. Temby is part of a rotating roster of pianists who perform in Foley’s cellar in what are known as “dueling piano” shows.

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24 Jan 2019

Bay Of The Living Dead: Beware The Stare Of Dracula: A Celebration Of Hammer Horror

Welcome to Bay Of The Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. For nearly twenty years beginning in 1957, England’s Hammer Films was the go-to studio for old fashioned Gothic horror. The company’s reign of terror began with The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957), a full color, blood and thunder re-imagining of

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18 Jan 2019

Lew the Jew & The Origins of American Tattooing at CJM is Fascinating

Now on display at Contemporary Jewish Museum, Lew The Jew And His Circle: Origins Of American Tattoo looks back upon one of New York’s earliest tattoo artists and his contemporaries. The exhibition will remain up through June 9. Albert Morton Kurzman, aka Lew The Jew, was born in New York

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07 Dec 2018

How Dan Curtis Transformed Horror Movies on TV

  Welcome to Bay Of The Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. Throughout the 1970s Dan Curtis (1927-2006) was the master of TV horror. His career in the genre began in the mid-1960s, when his bizarre daytime soap opera Dark Shadows became an unexpected pop culture phenomenon, at its peak pulling

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