Greetings again, from out here in the depths.
Hopefully everyone who’s been reading along has enjoyed Twisted Parallels since it’s recent inception. Here at Father Son Holy Gore, the focus is usually on lengthy articles that are more like essays than reviews. While there are so many dedicated and massively appreciated readers who keep coming back to indulge in those article-essays, Father Gore always wants to make sure every type of reader is welcome here. That’s why these editions of the column have been left relatively visual, other than the basic information on directors and cinematographers, and these introductions.

Edition #12 contains a bunch of classic visual references. Of course there are many side-by-sides in this column series that are unintentional by the filmmakers. This doesn’t mean they aren’t relevant. What it often reveals is how we, as viewers, have the imagery of classic movies ingrained in our minds. Those who consider themselves cinephiles have the vast spread of cinematic knowledge that allows the eye to catch similar instances of imagery from one movie to the next.
Here, you’ll see Stanley Kubrick, Mario Bava, Ingmar Bergman, Jonathan Demme, and newer names like Ben Wheatley and Ari Aster, as well as New York genre greats Abel Ferrara and Larry Fessenden, alongside splatter flicks, slashers, True Detective, an entry in the V/H/S trilogy, and one of the greatest horrors ever made.

So, what are you waiting for?
The terror and the beauty’s all here. Drink it in.
#11 available here.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) v. Body Melt (1993)An ape wields a bone as a weapon

2001: A Space Odyssey
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth


A person tears out a bloody piece of rib cage

Body Melt
Directed by Philip Brophy
Cinematography by Ray Argall

A Bay of Blood (1971) v. Sleepaway Camp (1983)An octopus slithers through a corpse

A Bay of Blood
Directed by Mario Bava
Cinematography by Mario Bava


A snake slithers from a dead body’s mouth

Sleepaway Camp
Directed by Robert Hiltzik
Cinematography by Benjamin Davis

The Comeback (1978) v. Curtains (1983)An axe-wielding, hag- masked maniac.

The Comeback
Directed by Pete Walker
Cinematography by Peter Jessop


A psychopath in an old hag’s mask

Directed by Richard Ciupka
Cinematography by Robert Paynter

The Comeback (1978) v. Hereditary (2018)A dead face and maggots

The Comeback
Directed by Pete Walker
Cinematography by Peter Jessop


A face full of ants

Directed by Ari Aster
Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski

Kill List (2011) v. True Detective Season 1 "After You've Gone"A blindfolded woman ready to be sacrificed

Kill List
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Cinematography by Laurie Rose


A blindfolded woman about to be killed in a ritual

True Detective
Season 1, Episode 7: “After You’ve Gone”
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw

Alice Sweet Alice (1976) v. Ms. 45 (1981) v. V/H/S (2012)A murderer in a clear mask

Alice Sweet Alice
Directed by Alfred Sole
Cinematography by A series of cameramen


A rapist in a clear mask

Ms. 45
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Cinematography by James Lemmo


A psychopath in a clear mask

“Second Honeymoon”
Directed by Ti West
Cinematography by Ti West

Ms. 45 (1981) v. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)A rape victim wields her gun

Ms. 45
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Cinematography by James Lemmo


Clarice Starling holds her gun on Buffalo Bill

The Silence of the Lambs
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto

The Seventh Seal (1957) v. No Telling (1991)The dance of death

The Seventh Seal
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Cinematography by Gunnar Fischer


The struggle between man and beast

No Telling
Directed by Larry Fessenden
Cinematography by David Shaw

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) v. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)Leatherface and his chainsaw

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Cinematography by Daniel Pearl


Angela gives tribute to Leatherface

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
Directed by Michael A. Simpson
Cinematography by Bill Mills


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