Mythic Love

We live in a post-romance era, when sentiment or lust is mistaken for the sensations of the heart. Yet co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Spring describes a love and a movie for the ages. Horror is not a genre one thinks of when considering great love stories and yet that’s what the directors bring... Continue Reading →

The Texas Chainsaw Tribute

Death in the cinematic universe of Tobe Hooper is seldom mundane. People meet their end via meathooks, chainsaws, a soul sucking alien succubus, and homicidal aligator. The departure of Tobe Hooper last week at the age of  seventy-four was not mundane either, it came as a surprise as death always does when an artist universally... Continue Reading →

The Candy Everyone Wants

Music is a means of suggestion, a way for sensations, notes, voice and stereophonic sound to affect individual consciousness as a group. Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy uses heavy metal as a means to show how art can both divide and unify a family. The most impressive thing about this film is not the scares... Continue Reading →

What Strange Eyes You Have Mother

Cinema heightens and emphasizes, so that in the right hands it can transform the brutality of a death into an object of art. However, the medium still has to uphold the aesthetic precision of formal art. For every pastel rich portrait of murder like Dario Argento’s Suspiria, there are clumsily shot and purposeless gruesome films,... Continue Reading →

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