No need for further introductions. If you haven’t been here before, check out the previous editions— they’ll give you an idea of what the Twisted Parallels of Cinema gets into each week.

Those of you who’ve followed the series already know what it’s about, and any preamble will only spoil the imagery. So, without further adieu, check out the latest visual references Father Gore’s compiled for your hungry eyes.

Here’s Edition #20. (Find #19 here.)
This will be the last edition for a little while. Rest assured, Twisted Parallels will return!

Diabel-Pan's Labyrinth SIDExSIDE (1)

A boy with eyes drawn on his palms

Diabel (1972)
Directed by Andrzej Zulawski
Cinematography by Maciej Kijowski


A monster with eyes in its palms

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro

Gothic-Jumanji SIDExSIDE (1)

Alan Parrish’s face appears in the floor

Jumanji (1995)
Directed by Joe Johnston
Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman


Dr. Polidori’s face appears in the floor

Gothic (1986)
Directed by Ken Russell
Cinematography by Mike Southon

Gothic-The Nightmare SIDExSIDE (1)

The Nightmare (1781)
by Henry Fuseli


A demon sits atop Mary Shelley

Gothic (1986)
Directed by Ken Russell
Cinematography by Mike Southon

Gothic-What We Do in the Shadows SIDExSIDE (1)

Percy Bysshe Shelley hallucinates a woman with eyes for nipples

Gothic (1986)
Directed by Ken Russell
Cinematography by Mike Southon


Deleted scene of Vladislav’s nipple eyes

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Directed by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
Cinematography by Richard Bluck & D.J. Stipsen

Orpheus-Prince of Darkness SIDExSIDE (1)

Orpheus reaches through the mirror

Orpheus (1950)
Directed by Jean Cocteau
Cinematography by Nicolas Hayer


Kelly draws the Antichrist through a mirror

Prince of Darkness (1987)
Directed by John Carpenter
Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe

Star Time-The Matrix SIDExSIDE (1)

A famous TV personality on screen

Star Time (1992)
Directed by Alexander Cassini
Cinematography by Fernando Argüelles


Neo on the Architect’s many screens

The Matrix (1999)
Directed by Lana & Lilly Wachowski
Cinematography by Bill Pope

Manhunter-Too Old to Die Young SIDExSIDE (1)

Will Graham & Jack Crawford argue on the beach

Manhunter (1986)
Directed by Michael Mann
Cinematography by Dante Spinotti


Martin & Janey talk on the beach

Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Cinematography by Diego Garcia & Darius Khondji


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