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“There’s something in the water at Lost River Lake. Something you can’t see…something you can’t feel…until it’s too late!”

Piranha (1978)


Jess Walter on Beautiful Ruins and Other Stuff

Credit: Robert Birnbaum

I sit down with the author of The Financial Lives of the Poets to talk about his latest novel, how to survive in Hollywood, the ins and outs of contemporary publishing, and that unheralded Paris of the Northwest, Spokane. 8,502 more words

Cult Movie Essentials: The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

From director John Sayles comes this sci-fi interpretation of slavery. We meet the honest and polite “Brother” (Joe Morton) who looks like an ordinary African American man apart from the fact he is mute and has three large toes on each foot. 117 more words


Lone Star (1996)

The sheriff of a small Texas border town who languishes in the shadow of his legendary father investigates the murder of a corrupt predecessor who disappeared 40 years previously when his skeleton is discovered buried in the desert. 143 more words


Artist Ramón Santiago's Unlikely Influence on the Creature Feature Alligator (1980)

June’s Movie of the Month, Alligator, is an early 80s creature feature about a baby alligator named Ramón who grows mythically gigantic after being flushed down the toilet & feeding on a cruel science experiment’s cast-off corpses of animal subjects he finds in the Chicago sewers. 537 more words

Brandon Ledet

The Secret of Roan Inish

Secret of Roan Inish, The (1994)
★★★ / ★★★★

Sent to live with her grandmother (Eileen Colgan) and grandfather (Dave Duffy) in a coastal village in order to avoid inhaling toxic fumes in the city, Fiona (Jeni Courtney) is captured by stories of a nearby island right across her new home. 473 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean