Tag Archives: horror

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

“If I have any more fun today, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it!” I’m really learning to love exploitation cinema. It’s messy and sometimes only there to scratch an itch, but when it works, it pays … Continue reading

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Raw (2016)

“Then we had our first kiss. And I understood…” Pleasures of the flesh take on parallel meanings in Julia Ducournau’s Raw. Collegiate sexual awakenings are nothing new for indie cinema, but Ducournau translates this misguided time into a horror masterpiece that champions the … Continue reading

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

“Woman… Friend… Wife…” Brevity was the word that kept crossing my mind as I watched Bride of Frankenstein for the first time. As with the original film, and so many other Universal classics, storytelling is stripped to the bare essentials. This strategy … Continue reading

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Suspiria (1977)

“Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.” I’ve begun a new policy when watching movies: no trailers (to the best of my ability), and no Rotten Tomatoes. So far, it’s been great. I felt something I … Continue reading

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

“Beware the moon, lads.” The werewolf movie dates back to 1935, surprisingly enough with a film called Werewolf of London. This movie would go on to be overshadowed by the 1941 classic The Wolf Man, a film that is not only referenced but … Continue reading

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Alien (1979)

“A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.” In light of the new movie dropping this summer, I decided to pull the original Alien off the shelf and take a look at the movie that started not only a franchise but an … Continue reading

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Black Swan (2010)

“Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them.” I’ve stated in the past my love for the obsessive, ambitious young protagonist. Whether … Continue reading

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