A Bit More About the Joy of Horror Movies

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Over the past few weeks (wait, has it been months?), we’ve been running a series of pieces called Plague Comforts, writing about what’s been getting us through these strange times. I recommend all of them if you need a boost. We will occasionally highlight them here.

A recent one from Matt Cohen—about his growing collecting of horror VHS tapes—has a nice postscript.

After we published the piece, Matt’s inbox turned into a small B-movie horror convention: an actor from Friday the 13th Part III emailed; a makeup artist got in touch.

And we got a bit of a behind-the-scenes look.

Perhaps you do not love horror movies like Matt does. But how could you not enjoy this photo from the set of Demond Wind?

The caption sent along: “Jeff Farley prepares Dan Koko as the Master Demon.”

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