Beautifully shot movie with a shot of Halloween colors in most shots; shows the ravenous nature of reality, how in history, women must often sell oneself to eat, that darkness lurks in the world more often sometimes than good.
Inverting the Gendered Role of Witches in The Covenant (2006)
Pearl (2022): Mrs. Murder Mayhem
Pearl is a gorgeous, technicolor daydream of a lonely, unloved girl who desperately wants to be a star so she can be loved by the entire world. She's also aware that something is deeply wrong with her; Pearl enjoys murder-first animals and then graduating to people who reject her in some way. The first person... Continue Reading →
Demon Horror: Inaccurate 90% of the Time (A Series)
Cursed Conduits & Dead Silence (2007)
X (2022) and its Prequel Predecessor, Pearl
House of Wax: Dualism, Body Horror, and a Stupid Amount of Wax
Tamara (2005) & The Devil as a Young Woman
Tamara (2006) is a movie I remember vividly on the racks at Hastings-I was about 11 or 12 and very interested in horror. The reason, I think, is because horror is a landscape for the imagination. Every kid loves fairytales-the more gruesome, the better; horror is an extension of that imaginative playground. Literally anything could... Continue Reading →
Ginger Snaps (2000) & Puberty Politics
Boys will no longer be boys-they'll be chew toys.