Feature Widescreen

Bram Stoker Maximalism: Looking Back at a Horror Classic in the Age of Austerity

Dracula, the legendary horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, has spawned multiple big screen adaptations since its 1897 release. In 1992, Francis Ford Coppola released his own take on the classic vampire tale. Aptly titled Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it is a sprawling, neo-gothic, ultraviolent Grand Guignol. It’s a strange movie, and one that seems […]

Fashion & Film Feature

Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart: Dressed to Fit the Monochromatic, Distressed Reality of a 1955 Noir

From the very beginning, Mickey Rourke was one of the four actors Alan Parker had on his list to play Harry Angel in the film Angel Heart (1987). “We arranged to meet in New York. I picked Mickey up from his hotel looking, as he always does off-screen, like an unemployed gas station attendant. We had […]

Feature Screengem

Screengem: The Candlestick Cross from Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1958)

Hammer Films’ second foray into the world of gothic horror, Dracula, changed the fortunes of both the studio and the film’s two stars forever, making each in their own way indelibly linked with the sinister Count and his tenacious nemesis. Until the late 1950’s Hammer had remained a low key studio producing small budget potboilers […]