31 Days of Horror for Halloween Season

In an effort to try and diversify, I’ve done my best to not include anything I included on last year’s Halloween List. Not to worry: plenty of horror for you here. Wade on in to find yourself something creepy; one title for every day of the month in no particular order but merely numbered forContinue reading “31 Days of Horror for Halloween Season”

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Goodnight Mommy & the Existential Dread of Identity

Ich seh, Ich seh (English title: Goodnight Mommy). 2015. Written & Directed by Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz. Starring Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, and Lukas Schwarz. Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH. Rated R. 99 minutes. Drama/Fantasy/Horror ★★★★★ This is a film I’ve anticipated ever since first hearing the premise. Almost had sort of a fairytale-like feel toContinue reading “Goodnight Mommy & the Existential Dread of Identity”

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MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve

Macabre. 2009. Directed and Written by Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto (as The Mo Brothers). Starring Shareefa Daanish, Julie Estelle, Arifin Putra, Sigi Wimala, and Ario Bayu. Gorylah Pictures. Unrated. 95 minutes. Horror ★★★★ Only discovering Timo Tjahjanto through V/H/S 2 and The ABCs of Death, as well as the fabulously deranged recent outing Killers,Continue reading “MACABRE is Brutal & Fun & Wears Hooper on its Sleeve”

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Existential Deaths in SPOORLOOS

SPOORLOOS a.k.a THE VANISHING will remain one of the best mysteries with the most shocking end ever.

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Dangerous Forbidden Love: The Promiscuous Men of STRANGER BY THE LAKE

L’inconnu du lac (English title: Stranger by the Lake). 2014. Directed & Written by Alain Guiraudie. Starring Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, and Patrick d’Assumçao. Les films du losange. Unrated. 97 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★1/2 I know a lot men personally who would be uncomfortable watching a movie like Stranger by the Lake.  As a straight man myself, IContinue reading “Dangerous Forbidden Love: The Promiscuous Men of STRANGER BY THE LAKE”

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Trollhunter: Found Footage Fairy Tales

Trollhunter. 2010. Directed & Written by André Øvredal. Starring Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Knut Naerum, Robert Stoltenberg, and Glenn Erland Tosterud. Momentum Pictures. Rated PG-13. 103 minutes. Dark Fantasy/Comedy ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) When you hear the title Trollhunter it isn’t easy to imagine what the plot and storyContinue reading “Trollhunter: Found Footage Fairy Tales”

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