Shearer: Smith can stick with horror
Kevin Smith isn't known for his subtlety. What I remember most about going with my friends to the Georgia State University campus to see his first film, "Clerks," (when I was still in high school) is how we couldn't get over the way the characters spoke. Full of colorful language, frank subject matter and bathroom humor, Smith's script reminded us of the way we would talk in my car on the way home from school. Part of the need to feel free to be yourself includes saying whatever comes to mind, especially if you think it might get a laugh. The more outrageous and irreverent, the better. Smith seemed to understand that it wasn't just vulgarity for the sake of shock value alone.
Former Athens 'townie' makes splash in horror films
A.J. Bowen grew up watching horror films. Now, he's making a living by starring in them.
Those on scene recount the horror
TUCSON, Ariz. - Veteran paramedic Tony Compagno stepped off Engine 30 and into hell: Panicked people rushed his crew, trying to pull them toward the injured, while three men desperately gave chest compressions to a 9-year-old girl.
Shearer: Don't miss T&G's 'Rocky Horror Show'
Me? A 33-year old "virgin"? Yes, it's true. Although I have viewed "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" hundreds of times - many of them as part of a "shadow cast" (we acted out the movie, in costume, in front of the screen) at the Northlake Festival Theater in the early '90s - it wasn't until Sunday that I saw the original play upon which the popular film version was based.
Town & Gown preparing for 'Rocky Horror'
The Athens Town & Gown Players already have had a year to remember, and their biggest show is yet to come.
A healthy Halloween: Treats don't have to be a nutritional horror
This just in: Candy isn't good for you. No really.
Shearer: 'Re-Animator' still best in genre
October is here. For The Cinema File column, that means Halloween and horror movies all month long. It's my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year, so I wanted to do something special in observance. My initial idea was to go see a new scary movie each week and write up a review as I normally would, but after watching the completely unnecessary "Let Me In" and glancing at the trailers for upcoming genre releases, I decided it would kind of bum me out to chronicle a month's worth of disappointment here.
Best-Horror-Movies.com Website’s Top 100 Horror Movies List Causes Controversy
Best-horror-movies.com () since its inception in 2006 has consistently grown in popularity largely due to its controversial Top 100 Horror Movies List (http://www.best-horror-movies.com/100-top-horror-movies.html) which is updated annually and encourages input from the website’s million plus readers per month.