CURTAINS: Being an Actress is Murder (and Misogyny)

CURTAINS portrays the horrific industry in which actresses must fight against one another to get roles— to the point of bloody murder!

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MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE: Biblical Murder and Mental Health Horrors

MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE’s a mess. But a creepy one about the horrors of neglected mental illness.

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OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN: The Rat Race’s Modern Destruction

George P. Cosmatos uses OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN to explore the effects of a capitalist rat race on the individual and their family

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SLEEPAWAY CAMP and the Horror of Enforcing Gender Roles

The endlessly unnerving SLEEPAWAY CAMP was more ambitious than other slashers, opting to take on psychological damage and gender roles.

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THE HUNGER is a Bloody & Heartbreaking Tale of Eternal Loneliness

One of the greatest debuts of all-time, one of the greatest vampire flicks of all-time.

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Videodrome: Medium, Message, Metaphysics

Videodrome. 1983. Directed & Written by David Cronenberg. Starring James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau, Henry Gomez, Harvey Chao, David Tsubouchi, & Kay Hawtrey. Canadian Film Development Corporation/Famous Players/Filmplan International/Guardian Trust Company/Victor Solnicki Productions. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror/Sci-FiContinue reading “Videodrome: Medium, Message, Metaphysics”

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STAR 80: A Chilling Biopic

Star 80. 1983. Directed & Written by Bob Fosse. Based on an article from Teresa Carpenter. Starring Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker, Roger Rees, David Clennon, and Josh Mostel. Warner Home Video. Rated R. 103 minutes. Biography/Drama ★★★★I’m not particularly huge on Bob Fosse, though, I do like his films. He does haveContinue reading “STAR 80: A Chilling Biopic”

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One of the Most Underrated Horror Sequels: Psycho II

Psycho II. 1983.  Dir. Richard Franklin. Screenplay by Tom Holland. Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, and Hugh Gilin. Universal Pictures. Rated 18+. 113 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★ For my review of the 1960 classic Psycho on Blu ray, click here.  For the sequel to this film, Psycho III, click here. There’sContinue reading “One of the Most Underrated Horror Sequels: Psycho II”

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