Category: Sunday

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Sunday! “Germinal” by Émile Zola

Germinal by Émile Zola, meanwhile, is a sort of fever dream of hell on earth that still hits hard, even if you’ve never set foot in a coal mine.

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Sunday Morning! “They” by Kay Dick

This recently-rediscovered novella is a chilling anomaly in dystopian fiction: here the censorious “they” feel no need to explain, justify, or announce themselves. We know them only by their hatreds.

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Sunday Morning! “Nightmare Alley” x 3

William Lindsay Gresham heard a story he never forgot. Guillermo Del Toro’s recent adaptation of his “Nightmare Alley” is the latest verion

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Sunday Morning! Dean Stockwell in “Blue Velvet”

It’s a cameo role as memorable as Brando’s is “Apocalypse Now.” It’s also the exact point at which Lynch’s masterpiece seems closest to tipping over into genuine madness.

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Sunday Halloween Morning! Seconds (1966)

Seconds is an existential horror movie scarier than any B-movie slasher- they can only kill you once; this film suggests you can be killed so surely long before that physical death is only an afterthought.