With Eureka Entertainment’s release of Kaneto Shindo’s ONIBABA (1964) on blu-ray, Steve Head, David Kleiler, and Brett Michel discuss this genre-bending film, which is part horror film, part myth, part samurai epic, part erotic thriller, and part historical drama.
With the release of Rodney Ascher’s film, ROOM 237, which seeks deeper meaning in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic, Steve Head and David Kleiler have their own say on the symbolism and the possible hidden meanings of Kubrick’s film.
Steve Head and David Kleiler discuss Hitchcock’s 1963 film, “The Birds,” loosely based on the 1952 story “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier. This film is part of the new ‘Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection’ from Universal.
Steve Head and David Kleiler discuss Hitchcock’s masterpiece, VERTIGO, which is part of the new ‘Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection’ from Universal.
Steve Head interviews the star of Paranormal Activity 4, Kathryn Newton.
How did Jack Clayton’s classic The Innocents (1961) influence Andres Muschietti’s Mama (2013)? Steve Head and David Kleiler discuss the two films, as part of Diabolique’s comprehensive coverage of them in Issue 14.
Steve Head, Brett Michel, and Jake Mulligan discuss Criterion’s Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku Collection, which includes such Japanese horror classics as The X from Outer Space; Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell; The Living Skeleton; Genocide.
Over 37 years since its release, Steven Spielberg’s record-shattering action thriller is an ever-potent experience on Universal’s new blu-ray release of the classic film. Steve Head, Brett Michel and Bob Chipman “MovieBob” hold a rousing conversation on the film, trade personal stories, and go behind the scenes on the production and restoration.
More than 25 years after its release, David Lynch’s groundbreaking Blue Velvet (1986) has lost very little of its ability to shock and disturb. Steve Head and David Kleiler revisit this ’80s classic, and shed light on Lynch’s unique film language.
On this episode, which complements Diabolique magazine’s special Bram Stoker centenary issue, I’m very pleased to have as my guest director John Badham, the man responsible for Universal Pictures’ 1979 adaptation of Dracula, starring Frank Langella and Sir Laurence Olivier. Hard to believe it’s been more than 30 years since the film was made. I know you’ll enjoy this look back. – Steve