Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration deserves to be talked about. A no budget indie shot primarily in New York City housing projects, the film is a quiet, chilling character study of an African American kid who’s obsessed with vampire movies.
A small crowd of around a dozen people gathered at the GLBT History Museum in the Castro recently for Hollywood’s Bisexual Closet: Marilyn Monroe and More, a talk given by openly gay Hollywood historian and author Boze Hadleigh. Hadleigh’s books include Conversations With My Elders and Hollywood Lesbians. Many
The 37th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has begun. Jewish themed films from around the world will screen at San Francisco’s venerable Castro Theater, Oakland’s New Parkway, among other Bay Area venues. In addition to films about Jews, there will also be films which aren’t about Jewish subjects–it’s
Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice a month column about the horror genre. In the recently released film My Cousin Rachel, Oscar winner Rachel Weisz stars as a mysterious widow who may have bumped off her husband for his loot. My Cousin Rachel is based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier, who
Joshua Grodsky has lived with HIV for three decades. He never thought he’d live as long as he has, much less live long enough to be pursuing his dream. Grodsky, who has already performed several shows at Martuni’s and at Society Cabaret, returns to Society Cabaret on Saturday night, July
Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice a month column about the horror genre. Willard (1971) Willard was a sensation when it was first released in 1971. The low budget chiller played to packed houses for months, grossing $14,545,941, an enormous amount of money in those days. Willard was a love story, perhaps one
According to numerous news reports gay men in Chechnya are being thrown into concentrations camps where many are beaten, tortured and murdered
On Saturday night (that’s the 27th, folks, folks) drag superstars Peaches Christ and Heklina will take to the stage of the Castro Theater for an evening of wild and outrageous laughs. Only this isn’t one of Peaches’ legendary stage extravaganzas–this is an evening of old fashioned stand up comedy.