Tag: gore

The Neon Demon

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  “I know how I look. What’s wrong with that?” Last night I finally go to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s epic shock porn horror art piece, The Neon Demon, which many of the people at Cannes deemed as “trash,” and walked out of. A few people in the theater with me last

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Room 237

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} “This is not “The Making of The Shining.” This is not a biography of Stanley Kubrick. This is: After the film has left the filmmaker’s hands, how does the audience grapple with it and make sense of it?” ~ Director Rodney Ascher from an interview with Vulture After viewing a film (in particular,

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The Pact

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  While I think overall The Pact is a solid thriller, it’s also one of those movies that’s way better if you don’t know too much about it. Sisters Nichole and Annie don’t exactly agree on how to handle their mother’s death—but when Nichole goes missing, Annie (Caity Lotz – who had a memorable

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The Shape wishes you a Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For my “trick” today, I got to experience catastrophic hard drive failure, and have spent all day trying to restore and back-up files. So uh, yeah. I’m behind on my 31 Days of Horror postings – and there’s no chance of catching up tonight. It’s cool to just pretend November is still October,

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Demons, Italian Style

Continuing with my Italian horror theme – Demoni And Demoni 2 are two more films I was obsessed with in my teen years. Shortly after discovering Argento, I did some research (which in those pre-internet days meant visiting a lot of video stores and talking to people FACE TO FACE. Shocking, I know) that he

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Argento’s Le tre madri

I’ve been a huge Argento fan ever since I rented Suspiria in my teens, and at some point in the late 80s/early 90s, Argento, Bava, and Fulci films were the only horror movies I would watch. To play a little bit of catch-up on 31 Horror Films in 31 Days – I decided to re-review

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The Thing (redux)

Got a chance to see the new version of The Thing today, and while it’s technically a prequel (showing us what happened to the Norwegian station from the first film), it’s really more like “premake”…or a “requel”. That is to say, there was really no reason for this movie to be made, at all, because you can

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Ginger Snaps 2

31 Horror Movies in 31 Days Two-for-1! Well, more like two in one day, since I missed yesterday’s post.  I know I’ve talked about my love for Ginger Snaps before, but I feel like it needs even more appreciation, along with its sequel: Ginger Snaps: Unleashed. Ginger Snaps is a fantastic little horror film, blending humor, teenage

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Hatchet II

I thoroughly enjoyed Adam Green’s Hatchet, and I was really looking forward to seeing the sequel – especially because of all the “banned from theaters” controversy – but also because, HELLO: Tony Todd rules. Unfortunately, Hatchet II didn’t quite live up to the hype. [SPOILERS] It started out really strong, picking up right where the first movie ended with

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