Bay of the Living Dead

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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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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25 Oct 2018

Bay Of The Living Dead: Halloween Horrors Around Town

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. Greetings, great pumpkins! Halloween is once again upon us and there are plenty of goings-on around town to wet your horrific appetite. If classic horror films are your cup of tea, then head over to the big,

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07 Sep 2018

Bay Of The Living Dead: Haunters, New Doc Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Haunted Houses

Welcome to Bay Of The Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. The column has been on hiatus, but now it’s back. In Haunters: The Art Of The Scare, documentary filmmaker Jon Schnitzer takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through Halloween haunted house attractions that are created

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07 Feb 2018

Bay of the Living Dead: The Beauty of Mario Bava

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a regular column about the horror genre. The column returns after a two month hiatus. Glad to be back! Few filmmakers can match the stunning visual beauty of Mario Bava, the Italian auteur who made a number of horror films in Italy during the 1960s

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21 Aug 2017

Bay of the Living Dead: The Transfiguration–a New Horror Classic

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.

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14 Jun 2017

Bay of the Living Dead: You Made Me Hate Myself–Well I LIke Myself Now!

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

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05 May 2017

Bay of the Living Dead: M. Night Shyamalan Gets His Groove Back And Other Scary Classics

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice a month column about the horror genre. There was no column for the past month since I was dealing with some health issues, but like the zombies from George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, I have risen again! The Philadelphia based auteur M. Night

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