We here at the Riverfront Times are big fans of locally-sourced ghost stories (if you missed it, check out our cover from last week: Five St. Louis Ghost Stories That Just Won't Die). So we figured Halloween was a pretty good day to check back in with the Kirksville owner of the "dybbuk box," one o ... More >>
In this week's feature, Riverfront Times did what the cast and crew of the new Sam Raimi horror flick The Possession were too scared to do: We trucked out to Kirksville and visited the real dybbuk box. Read "The Devil's Wine Box" here. The film, which opened over the long weekend (to the second-h ... More >>
In May, Gut Check kicked-off the superhero leg of this summer's blockbuster season by seeing The Avengers in 3D and wolfing down a "Super Hero Sandwich" at Planet Sub. The next notch on our big-budget superhero movie belt was whittled this week at a viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D -- Marvel ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>
The blood in horror movies today is deep red, glistening and incomplete without at least a glimpse of dangling intestines. One need look no further than flesh-and-blood St. Louisian James Gunn, director of 2006's Slither, a down-home B-horror-movie, with its severed tongue in cheek. The blood ru ... More >>
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Written and directed by Alan Rudolph
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Directed by Sam Raimi