Meta-Horror in BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON

One of the best intertextual horror films out there: a deconstructionist look at the slasher sub-genre.

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American Gods – Season 1, Episode 8: “Come to Jesus”

In Kentucky, Wednesday and Shadow visit with Ostara a.k.a Easter. Things get tense when others show up.

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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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Haneke’s Cache: White Colonial Guilt Under a Voyeurist Microscope

Caché. 2005. Directed & Written by Michael Haneke. Starring Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot, Maurice Bénichou, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydès, & Aïssa Maïga. Les Films du Losange/Wega Film/Bavaria Film/BIM Distribuzione. Rated 14A. 117 minutes. Drama/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ There is no other director like auteur Michael Haneke. His films, admittedlyContinue reading “Haneke’s Cache: White Colonial Guilt Under a Voyeurist Microscope”

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Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media

Nightcrawler. 2014. Directed & Written by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed. Elevation Pictures. Rated 14A. 117 minutes. Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a bit of an unusual film. First off, Gilroy has never directed a feature film, or anything else to my knowledge. His start came with screenwriting. TheContinue reading “Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media”

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