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By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, I’ve been working in Hollywood as an entertainment reporter for more than 20 years now, with a specialty in movies. Within this specialty, I kind of specialized myself in horror movies. 

I always had something for horror films, and I’m pretty proud of it. When I was 6, scenes of Murnau’s Nosferatu broadcast on TV traumatized me. It was probably the starting point of my passion for horror movies. I must have seen The Exorcist 666 times, learned every line of dialogue in Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead, explored every corner of the Nostromo, Alien spaceship…yes, I love horror.

DES…ART

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, if you read this column regularly (yes, you and you and…that’s it. I hope this is just a bad joke!) You may remember that a few weeks ago, I wrote about the pleasure of discovering artwork while strolling in the city, to be surprised by some street artwork while you’re stuck in traffic on La Cienega or La Brea (you know, 8:30 am, next to the 10 exit – if you live in L.A., you got it). Yes, I do like seeing art everywhere and anywhere. I especially love discovering art in places it’s absolutely not supposed to be…