Father Gore has enjoyed curating content for this new column so much that every time a new Twisted Parallels of Cinema rolls around it feels like receiving a nice gift.
And so it is upon us: Edition #9!

This edition is heavily focused on Netflix’s series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and some (of the many) horror references it’s given us throughout the first season (there’ll certainly be future editions highlighting the show again). Aside from being an amazing adaptation of the source material, the witchy show boasts a creator and contributors with vast knowledge, appreciation, and love of the genre. In the first season alone there have been references to A Nightmare on Elm Street, Angel Heart, Basket Case 2, Mario Bava’s Black Sunday (all of which you’ll find here), and plenty of others.
Aside from Sabrina Spellman’s adventures, this edition also digs into Ken Russell’s Altered States in connection with David Lynch, a surprising SawGoodfellas connection you probably never imaged would ever exist, similar imagery cropping up in a Paco Plaza film and the first season of True Detective, an image from the new Larry Fessenden flick Depraved, and a children’s book reference echoed in FX’s Legion from Jennifer Kent’s haunting horror The Babadook.

It goes without saying: Edition #9’s no slouch in Twisted Parallels’ brief history.
Enjoy yourselves— and make sure you’re watching out for the next edition soon.

Editions #8 (here) and #10 (here).

Altered States (1980) v. Lost Highway (1997)Eddie Jessup undergoes a scary metaphysical transformation

Altered States
Directed by Ken Russell
Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth

v.

Fred Madison’s identity implodes

Lost Highway
Directed by David Lynch
Cinematography by Peter Deming

Angel Heart (1987) v. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "The Dark Baptism"Louis Cypher and his long nails

Angel Heart
Directed by Alan Parker
Cinematography by Michael Seresin

v.

Father Blackwood’s ring and long nails

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chapter Two: “The Dark Baptism”
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger
Cinematography by David Lanzenberg

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) v. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "The Trial of Sabrina Spellman"Nancy sees her dead friend Tina in the school hallway

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Directed by Wes Craven
Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin

v.

Sabrina sees a dead girl at school

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chapter Three: “The Trial of Sabrina Spellman”
Directed by Rob Seidenglanz
Cinematography by Brendan Uegama

Basket Case 2 (1990) v. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "Dreams in a Witch House"Duane’s hideous brother

Basket Case 2
Directed by Frank Henenlotter
Cinematography by Robert M. Baldwin

v.

Principal Hawthorne’s partially digested twin

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chapter Five: “Dreams in a Witch House”
Directed by Maggie Kiley
Cinematography by Brendan Uegama

Alien 3 (1992) v. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)Ellen Ripley is confronted by a Xenomorph

Alien 3
Directed by David Fincher
Cinematography by Alex Thomson

v.

Elena is barely kept safe by glass separating her from a violent deformed man

Beyond the Black Rainbow
Directed by Panos Cosmatos
Cinematography by Norm Li

Black Sunday (1960) v. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "Dreams in a Witch House"A woman put in an Iron Maiden is condemned as a witch

Black Sunday
Directed by Mario Bava
Cinematography by Mario Bava

v.

Sabrina is forced into an Iron Maiden and condemned as a witch

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chapter Five: “Dreams in a Witch House”
Directed by Maggie Kiley
Cinematography by Brendan Uegama

Depraved (2019) v. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "The Witching Hour"Madam Satan peers through a doorway

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chapter Ten: “The Witching Hour”
Directed by Rob Seidenglanz
Cinematography by Stephen Maier

v.

Adam eavesdrops through a doorway

Depraved
Directed by Larry Fessenden
Cinematography by James Siewert & Chris Skotchdopole

Goodfellas (1990) v. Saw (2004)Tommy DeVito gets whacked

Goodfellas
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus

v.

Jigsaw plays dead

Saw
Directed by James Wan
Cinematography by David A. Armstrong

Second Name (2002) v. True Detective "The Long Bright Dark"A ritual murder victim

Second Name
Directed by Paco Plaza
Cinematography by Pablo Rosso

v.

A woman is found at a ritualised murder scene

HBO’s True Detective
Season 1, Episode 1: “The Long Bright Dark”
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw

The Babadook (2014) v. Legion "Chapter 3"The Babadook— a terrifying children’s book

The Babadook
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Cinematography by Radek Ladczuk

v.

The World’s Angriest Boy in the World— a strange and macabre book for kids

FX’s Legion
Chapter 3
Directed by Michael Uppendahl
Cinematography by Dana Gonzales

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