The Howling, 1981

In 1981, cult horror fans were experiencing the fallout from a twin set of subgenres.  Movies like The Omen and The Exorcist had firmly established the Satanic Panic of the 70s that arose out of the Christopher Lee Dracula films from Hammer.  The counterpoint to the ultimate supernatural threat of the devil himself became the slasher film.  By … Continue reading The Howling, 1981

The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986

The Phantom of the Opera has surpassed all other musicals to become the most successful, beloved, and celebrated stage show of all time, with it's only competition being perhaps Les Miserables.  That one still dominates in London's West End, but on Broadway, Phantom reigns supreme.  Financially, it's the most successful entertainment event to date and still going strong.  … Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1986