Luke Y. Thompson

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  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Before he started throwing hippies to crazed rednecks with chain saws, Tobe Hooper was actually celebrating the Peace and Love Generation, as seen in his long-unreleased and recently rediscovered first feature Eggshells, from 1969. Short on plot b...

  • It�s possible that, for middle-aged Jewish mothers, the moment in this film where Lainie Kazan yells out the title line will have an effect similar to the one Samuel L. Jackson�s bit about snakes on the plane had for the Comic-Con...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    It may be a sign of trying times for horror that this year’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival includes a few selections that don’t really belong to the genre at all: The misbegotten Ed Wood parody Mutant Swinger From Mars is funny for a...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Two years ago, as I was writing for the Weekly about the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, an unhyped, unknown movie without familiar names caught my eye. Simply shot with two lead actors and a single location, it was not only the most economical m...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    It’s been no small frustration for feature animation fans that, in a year which saw radical leaps and bounds for the form, from the French horror compilation Fear(s) of the Dark to the Israeli war memoir Waltz With Bashir, the Animated Featu...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Fandom is a tricky thing for Bruce Campbell. He’s been referred to as a “man-god” by Ain’t-It-Cool-News’ Harry Knowles, able to fill the halls at Comic-Con based on his iconic role as the slapstick, deadpan hero Ash i...