Previous Editions available here: #1 & #2
Next Edition: #4

This edition of the Twisted Parallels of Cinema has a couple of Father Gore’s favourite side-by-sides yet!
This time there are a couple significant non-horror v. horror frames from classic movies by Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese intersecting with William Friedkin and Ari Aster’s terrifying 2018 feature debut Hereditary. Not only that, there are a couple wonderful genre homages pulled out of Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, and a contemporary callback to the folk horror masterpiece The Wicker Man.

Stay tuned because the Twisted Parallels of Cinema’s next edition is a whopper. #4 will be the first (of several) volumes on American Horror Story‘s endless homages to horror and classic movies. Chock-full of good, creepy stuff.

In the meantime, sink those fangs into Edition #3— enjoy!

The Exorcist (1973) v. Platoon (1986)The demon calls from out of Regan

The Exorcist
Directed by William Friedkin
Cinematography by Owen Roizman

v.

Sgt. Elias is gunned down in the jungle

Platoon
Directed by Oliver Stone
Cinematography by Robert Richardson

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) v. Hereditary (2018)Jesus sees a vision of fire in the desert

The Last Temptation of Christ
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus

v.

Annie sees her husband burn alive in their living room

Hereditary
Directed by Ari Aster
Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski

Ravenous (1999) v. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)Colonel Ives and his bloody cross

Ravenous
Directed by Antonia Bird
Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond

v.

Otis Firefly and his painted black cross with corpse paint

House of 1000 Corpses
Directed by Rob Zombie
Cinematography by Alex Poppas & Tom Richmond

Smiley (2012) v. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)A serial killer with a smile cut into his face

Smiley
Directed by Michael J. Gallagher
Cinematography by Nicola Marsh

v.

Mr. Smiley at the edge of Theo’s bed

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House
1×03 “Touch”
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Cinematography by Michael Fimognari

The Beyond (1981) v. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)Creepy pale eyes mean THE UNDEAD!

The Beyond
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Cinematography by Sergio Salvati

v.

Creepy pale eyes mean GHOSTS!

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House
1×02 “Open Casket”
Directed by Mike Flanagan
Cinematography by Michael Fimognari

The Wicker Man (1973) v. Mr. Jones (2013)Lord Summerisle calls for celebration

The Wicker Man
Directed by Robin Hardy
Cinematography by Harry Waxman

v.

A wicker figure looms

Mr. Jones
Directed by Karl Mueller
Cinematography by Matthew Rudenberg

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