Hell Night

Hell Night (1981)

Hell Night first published by Little White Lies, as the 132nd entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Tom DeSimone’s Hell Night opens with a shrill scream – a good hint at horror to come, even if, in context, it immediately resolves itself into the joyful squealing of revellers at a frat party. The ambiguity of…

Julie

Let’s Scare Julie (2020)

To the accompaniment of fey flutework from composer Katisse Buckingham, the opening credits of writer/director Jud Cremata’s feature debut Let’s Scare Julie offer elegant animated design in the style of Saul Bass. Here the name of each cast member appears, only to be erased by a red bar, until it becomes clear that these bars…

Klowns

Killer Klowns From Cinema Space

Killer Klowns From Cinema Space was first published by Little White Lies in 2016. This year [2016], Halloween has come early, and scary clowns are in the news. It started in August, when unsubstantiated reports circulated in Greenville, South Carolina of two clowns trying to lure children into an abandoned house. Then someone going by the name…