In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Night of the Living Dead
Sinister Cinema: World War Z, No Doubt with SPOILERS
Okay, after blurbing it on Cheese Theatre, I had to give the movie World War Z a shot. First, I must congratulate Max Brooks for selling them two words and the letter “Z” —nabbing around a reported $100,000 per letter or thereabout. Sweet . … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, SFSC Tagged Big Trouble in Little China, Brad Pitt, Cheese Theatre, Danny Trejo, Dawn of the Dead, Diva, Donimique Pinon, Ethan Suplee, Ghostbusters, Jade, James Hong, Jurassic Park, Max Brooks, Michael Biehn, Night of the Living Dead, R.I.P.D., Return of the Living Dead, Rise of the Zombies, Ryan Reynolds, Shaun of the Dead, The Dude, Tom Cruise, War of the Worlds, William Friedkin, World War Z, Zatoichi, Zombieland
Sinister Cinema: Tonight on Cheese Theatre
Just got a close-to-last-minute note from Bill Arney, telling me that the episode of Cheese Theatre featuring The Last Man on Earth — and our discussion thereof — reruns tonight at 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you’re in the … Continue reading
Posted in Film, News Tagged Bill Arney, Cheese Theatre, George Romero, Night of the Living Dead, The Last Man on Earth, World War Z
Sinister Cinema: Cheese Zombies
In the words of a Great American Icon, “DOH!!!” Here I’ve been goofing off, not updating the Blog of the Mean Streets and the Eldritch Spheres (and whatever else attracts my interest at the moment — and, yes, I’m still … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News Tagged Bill Arney, Brad Pitt, Cheese Theatre, Eddie Muller, Emmett Kelly, George Romero, I Am Legend, John Stanley, Last Blood, Lovecraft, Night of the Living Dead, Richard Matheson, Rock Hudson, The Fat Man, The Last Man on Earth, The Walking Dead, World War Z, Zombie Apocalypse