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Horror Road Trip, Balthazar at Fifty, the Influential Carnival of Souls

  • Just in time for Halloween, the travel blog Atlas Obscura has put together a map of creepy movie locations across America, including the Pennsylvania theater featured in The Blob and the Washington café that serves as the Double R Diner in Twin Peaks.
  • In a Rolling Stone feature on the rise of female horror directors, Phoebe Reilly writes, “It should come as no surprise that, after decades of films focused on female protagonists whose survival might have an unsavory relationship to her sexuality or whose demise involves sickly imaginative levels of torture, women want to wrest control of genre narratives.”
  • AnOther Magazine’s Daisy Woodward writes on John Waters’s Cry-Baby and the director’s love for the underdog.
  • For the BFI, Pamela Hutchinson examines Ingrid Bergman’s early years in the spotlight.
  • In the Wall Street Journal, Sohrab Ahmari reflects on the formal rigor of Au hasard Balthazar, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.
  • Over at Fandor, Samuel Fragoso interviews Ellar Coltrane about life after Boyhood. Coltrane says, “It’s surprising that Boyhood had the life that it did, and all the acclaim, because we didn’t expect anyone to care about this movie.”
  • Also at Fandor, Philip Brubaker has shared a new video essay about the influence of Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls on horror filmmakers:

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