Horror Rod Lott
In a post-Saw world, Darren Lynn Bousman
quietly has been making a series of horror films more in line with
scary movies of the 1970s than the torture-porn genre he helped usher
in. Already this year, DVD has brought us his superlative Mother's Day remake and the low-key demonic pic 11-11-11, and now The Barrens. It's just too bad they've all been denied wide theatrical releases.
Documentary Rod Lott
In 1987, The Morton Downey Jr. Show burst out of nowhere — New Jersey, to be precise — and became a near-instant phenomenon, turning its loud-mouthed, chain-smoking host into the titan of trash TV. Less than two years later, ratings plummeted along with Downey's career.