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 →

The Folkloresque in The Ritual (2017)

The Folkloresque as a Concept I love the folkloresque; this is when a movie or tv show/book, etc. uses a tale that feels like folklore but isn't based in anything that exists in folklore. It's a storytelling element using folklore examples to be creative and bring in a story/aspects of a story that have no... Continue Reading →

The Skeleton Key: Crimes of Opportunity & Reclamation

The Skeleton Key (2005) is considered to be a B-movie that everyone forgot about but honestly, I love this one and have seen it way too many times to the point that I'll be dissecting it for meaning. It's my favorite bayou/hoodoo movie since they actually get the distinction right: "Voodoo is a religion. Hoodoo is magic."

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