Frightful Films


The Honest Courtesan

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.  –  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Scary Movies” is the name of my one year ago today column, but it’s about the interaction between porn and escorting; I did do a short piece on vampire sex workers as part of October Miscellanea, but since I really love horror movies, I think we’re long overdue for a discussion of them.  Before we start I should mention that slasher flicks aren’t horror; yes, I know that video stores stock them with horror and movie companies often stamp “horror” on the boxes, but that’s about as valid an argument as “the sex offender registry is not a criminal penalty because it is housed in an administrative agency, not in a court office or in an agency charged with carrying out punishment.”  Slashers are actually more closely related to porn than horror…

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chicken curry in 15 minutes (kerala style)


Everyone loves chicken .Don’t just postpone your chicken special treats for the weekend.Here us the recipe for chicken curry which can be prepared in 15 mins.


chicken-1/2 kg

coconut-1 cup

tomato-2 nos

curd-2 tsp

To grind:


cinnamon-small bark

saunf-1/4 tsp

mustard-1/4 tsp

kus kus-1/4 tsp

small onion -3 nos

ginger garlic -2 tsp

pepper – 3 tsp


Marinate the chicken with curd and keep it aside.

In the mean time,pour oil in a pressure cooker.

Add curry leaves and let it splutter.

Add the ground ingredients to it and saute it till you get nice aroma.

Add tomatoes and chicken ,pour 1/2 cup hot water and close the lid of cooker.

After 3 whistles,check if  the chicken is well cooked.

Simple yet tasty chicken curry is ready