Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Get to know your Horror History with Kitley's Krypt

Sure, sure, you know all the terror icons like Romero, Craven, Savini, Carpenter, Hooper and you're on a first name basis with the new kids like Eli, Rob, and Alexandre. And the old school folks like Vincent, Boris, Bela, Peter, Christopher and both Lons - They're like your favorite uncles, right?

But if you really want to impress your fellow fiends, try name-dropping a few more obscure horror luminaries like Lionel Atwill, Abel Salazar, Helga Liné and John Chambers.

What, you don't know who these folks are? Well, then this is a perfect opportunity to learn and Jon Kitley of Kitley's Krypt is just the fellow to make the introductions.

For over 10 years, Kitley's Krypt has been fulfilling its mission of the three E's: Educate, Expand and Entertain. Week in, week out, Jon lays it all out for Windy City (and beyond) horror fans with new reviews for film, soundtracks, magazine, convention reports, and upcoming news in the world of terror. But not content to stop there, he also takes it upon himself to dig into the past and the fringe, recommending overlooked diamonds in the rough as well as giving forgotten stars their moments in the sun. Recent profiles include Hammer Films composer extraordinaire James Bernard and staple of Pete Walker's classic '70s Brit horror efforts, Sheila Keith.

Head over to http://www.kitleyskrypt.com and see what you've been missing. They'll leave the door open for you. (Granted, it may slam shut the second you walk in, but them's the breaks...)

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