This edition of Twisted Parallels may be Father Gore’s personal favourite yet!

There’s so much to love here. There’s costume choice inspiration and stop motion animation inspiring modern, surreal horror. There’s also some new horror, a bit of ’90s sci-fi horror, and even a Shirley Jackson novel.
Best of all there’s Claire Denis and Luca Guadagnino, each of them juxtaposed with a work by artist Francesca Woodman that very clearly inspired one of their films.

Check out Edition #19 and let everyone know what you think in the comments.
And if you see anything that looks familiar, drop Father Gore a note, or, better yet, a picture to suggest content for another edition. Enjoy.

(#18 is available here)


Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) v. The Cell (2000)

Vlad the Impaler in his armour

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus

v.

A psychiatrist uses a high-tech suit to enter a patient’s mind

The Cell (2000)
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Cinematography by Paul Laufer

Event Horizon (1997) v. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

A space captain offers his eyeballs

Event Horizon (1997)
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Cinematography by Adrian Biddle

v.

P.T. Barnum tears out his eyes

The Field Guide to Evil (2018)
“Palace of Horror”
Directed by Ashim Ahluwalia
Cinematography by Avijit Mukul Kishore

Francesca Woodman's Splatter Paint v. Trouble Every Day (2001)

“Splatter Paint” (1977-78)
by Francesca Woodman

v.

A woman paints with blood

Trouble Every Day (2001)
Directed by Claire Denis
Cinematography by Agnès Godard

Francesca Woodman's "Untitled" (1979-80) v. Suspiria (2018)

“Untitled” (1979-80)
by Francesca Woodman

v.

A witch climbing her wall

Suspiria (2018)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

H.R. Giger's "Schacht VI" v. The Cell (2000)

“Schacht VI”
by H.R. Giger

v.

A nightmarish set of staircases

The Cell (2000)
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Cinematography by Paul Laufer

Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle v. Mario Bava's Schock

Recycled imagery

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)
by Shirley Jackson

v.

Poster for
Mario Bava’s Schock (1977)

Street of Crocodiles (1986) v. The Cell (2000)

An eerie screen hangs above a tailor shop

Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Directed by Stephen & Timothy Quay
Cinematography by Timothy Collinson (live action)
+ Stephen & Timothy Quay (animation)

v.

A serial killer’s victim in his strange mental world receives a dentist’s visit

The Cell (2000)
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Cinematography by Paul Laufer

Comments

Join the Conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s