Larry Cohen’s IT’S ALIVE is one of the first really postmodern monster movies, where the idea of family and parenthood comes under fire.
Trying to accept his insanity, Norman battles with his inner Norma, as Marion Crane’s arrival at the motel comes with unexpected consequences.
This Martin Scorsese classic is the barometer for movies dealing with PTSD – not an overt military movie, but one that examines the effects of war and isolation and the lack of help for those who come home.
Sisters. 1973. Directed by Brian De Palma. Screenplay by De Palma & Louisa Rose. Starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, & Dolph Sweet. Pressman-Williams/American International Pictures. Rated R. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Brian De Palma is a quality filmmaker. That quality hasn’t been kicking around muchContinue reading “Brian De Palma’s Sisters is One Hell of a Fractured Psychological Journey”
FX’s American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 2: “Home Invasion” Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) Written by Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy * For a review of the previous episode, “Pilot” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Murder House” –Continue reading “American Horror Story – Murder House, Episode 2: “Home Invasion””