A Bomb in the Lasagna: The People Under the Stairs is Wes Craven’s Underrated Masterpiece

By 1991, director Wes Craven had lived several lives. Over the course of 20 years, the college professor-turned-horror-auteur evolved from the grindhouse provocateur to the 80s slasher hitmaker behind the Nightmare on Elm Street movies.  Still several years from leading the meta-horror renaissance with Scream, Wes Craven released a movie that defies easy categorization. Parts dark…

Swamp Thing in the Roost

In this week’s special Capes on Camera edition of In the Roost, Will (Capes on Camera, A Bomb in the Lasagna) and Alex (The Tuesday Zone, Eldritch Adaptations) discuss the various screen adaptations of DC’s seminal horror comic Swamp Thing, from the B-movie charms of Wes Craven’s 1982 movie, to the decidedly less charming USA Network show,…

SciFridays: “Rites of Spring” (2011)

Baddie – Wes Craven (Yeah. Wes Craven) Lesson – The current economic climate has made farmers a little desperate. As you may remember from last week, I now have a Twitter. Follow me there for interesting mid-week horror/sci-fi tidbits and stuff.   I’m…well I’m not really sure what I just watched. This is one of those…