The Twisted Parallels of Cinema’s latest edition has more treats for your sinister selves. Father Gore knows you’ve been waiting patiently, frothing at the mouth for another instalment.

This edition includes homage to one of the Masters of Horror, Wes Craven, a character from Mandy‘s visual connection with a relatively unknown slasher (Blood Widow), a dollop of modern art, Slender Man, Twin Peaks: The Return, the sci-fi+horror mashup Await Further Instructions (a killer post-Brexit allegory about the destructive qualities of nationalism and skewed media), and more.

A few of these side-by-sides explore the striking similarities – intended and unintended – between David Lynch and the many filmmakers/artists he so clearly admires. You’ll find comparisons in the work of Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, the two Davids (the surrealist Master Lynch and body horror maestro King Cronenberg), Lynch and the art of painter Francis Bacon, as well as Lynch and Ingmar Bergman.

Jump into horrific splendour with Twisted Parallels Edition #10!
Edition #9 available here.

Blood Widow (2014) v. Mandy (2018)The Blood Widow

Blood Widow
Directed by Jeremiah Buckhalt
Cinematography by Andrew Barton

v.

A demon biker

Mandy
Directed by Panos Cosmatos
Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina v. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Harvey Kinkle lounging in bed

Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
1×06 “An Exorcism in Greendale”
Directed by Rachel Talalay
Cinematography by Brendan Uegama

v.

Glen Lantz lounges in bed

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

Huset (2016) v. Slender Man (2018)A demon-possessed eye

Huset
Directed by Reinert Kiil
Cinematography by John-Erling H. Fredriksen

v.

An eye sees Slender Man’s true form

Slender Man
Directed by Sylvain White
Cinematography by Luca Del Puppo

North By Northwest (1959) v. Twin Peaks: The ReturnRoger Thornhill’s face dissolves with Mount Rushmore

North by Northwest
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematography by Robert Burks

v.

The Red Lodge dissolves over Coop’s face

Showtime’s Twin Peaks
The Return, Part 17
Directed by David Lynch
Cinematography by Peter Deming

Persona (1966) v. Mulholland Dr. (2001)Two women blurring

Persona
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Cinematography by Sven Nykvist

v.

Two women blurring

Mulholland Dr.
Directed by David Lynch
Cinematography by Peter Deming

Shivers (1975) v. Twin Peaks: The ReturnA slithering parasite emerges from a mouth

Shivers
Directed by David Cronenberg
Cinematography by Robert Saad

v.

A sinister frog-bat-creature climbs into a mouth

Showtime’s Twin Peaks
The Return, Part 8
Directed by David Lynch
Cinematography by Peter Deming

Slender Man (2018) v. Await Further Instructions (2018)Creepy things come out of a mouth

Slender Man
Directed by Sylvain White
Cinematography by Luca Del Puppo

v.

Creepy wires control a man by the mouth

Await Further Instructions
Directed by Johnny Kevorkian
Cinematography by Annika Summerson

Twin Peaks: The Return v. Francis BaconCoop reemerges from the Black Lodge after 25 years

Showtime’s Twin Peaks
The Return, Part 2
Directed by David Lynch
Cinematography by Peter Deming

v.

Francis Bacon’s
“Portrait of a Man”
(1953)

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