25YL Interviews: Horror Noire’s Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman

Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M and author of 2011's Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, spoke with 25YL  following the release of the Shudder original documentary based on her book. We hope you enjoy the interview and check out …

A Televised Encounter of the First Kind: The Premiere of Project Blue Book

The staff at 25YL have been excited about this premiere since its San Diego Comic Con promotion last July. There are quite a few reasons for this particular show’s topic to capture us. Some of us miss the earliest intrigues of The X-Files, or we’re huge fans of Aidan Gillen’s work in The Wire and …

Shudder: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser & Hellraiser II: Hellbound

There have been many Pandora’s boxes in film history: the box at the end of Kiss Me Deadly, the ark at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the little blue box at the end of Mulholland Drive. None are perhaps as visually striking or popular as The Lament Configuration, the fictional Lemarchand’s puzzle …

A (New) Case for Critters: Shout! Factory’s Critters Blu-ray Box Set

Shout! Factory's Critters box set

My coverage of Shout! Factory's box set appears at the bottom of this write-up. This piece works through the Critters franchise releases in chronological order. It is organized for you to look to those specific headings that interest you following the introduction. Please enjoy this revisit of the little-discussed franchise, which we believe will have …

The Believers: Mark Frost Takes on Nicholas Conde’s Novel of “Urban Voodoo,” The Religion

In perfect time for the Halloween season, we are finally looking at Mark Frost’s screenplay for John Schlesinger’s 1987 film, The Believers. IMDb summarizes the plot as: “A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.”[1] Succinct as that summary is, there …