As usual, I’m having way too much fun writing about horror and, also as usual, I’ve gotten carried away: the second half of Evilspeak will have to wait until tomorrow. Brevity–I need to learn it. In the meantime, MB and I watched Caveat on Shudder, an absolute mindfuck combo of psychological horror and maybe/maybe not … Continue reading Short Cuts
Oh, it’s been too long and I need a palate cleanser from the Deep Cut on The Dark and the Wicked–great movie, but very intense and borderline nihilistic. Time to lighten up with some Glorious Shit. Again, the horror films which qualify for this honor–and it actually is, I love these movies–are entertaining films which … Continue reading Glorious Shit: Evilspeak (1981)…Introduction
(Deep Cut Disclaimer: prepare for spoilers galore…). If you haven’t seen The Dark and the Wicked yet, halt. First, you need to see it because it’s great…also, I’m about to blow every single one of its secrets by obsessively analyzing this shit to death. I’m also going to introduce a new fan theory that I’ve … Continue reading The Dark and the Wicked: Minimalist Masterpiece
I have a confession: I’ve never seen any of writer/director Bryan Bertino’s films. In my defense, over the years his films have been hit or miss–Mockingbird was so critically savaged that I’m sure I’m not the only one who gave it a pass–but I’m one of the very few horror devotees who has never watched … Continue reading The Dark and the Wicked: Introduction
Despite my fractious history with YouTube–which I’m not going to get into, because I still want to re-create an Uncharted Hell channel–whenever I’m cleaning or performing some other equally despicable task, I like to listen to horror content to distract myself from the horror of tedium: true crime, serial killers, psychopaths–especially psychopathic women–“Let’s not Meet” … Continue reading Short Cuts
I am, by nature, opinionated. Right or wrong, when it comes to politics, art, socioeconomic, religion (or lack thereof) and, of course, films, I have a definite point-of-view and I’m not afraid to express it. Which, in terms of a review, is not necessarily a bad thing, except on those rare occasions when I’m not … Continue reading A White Woman’s Ambivalent Take on “Them”
I don’t scare easily. After the first thousand or so horror movies, you build up a tolerance. But I do have my thumbscrews like everybody else, and H.P. Lovecraft, numbers stations and MKUltra, all three prominent elements in Banshee Chapter, is a pretty goddamn potent combination. Not only scares me….it scares me every single time … Continue reading Streaming Now: Banshee Chapter
While I do have a halfassed system for checking reviews–there are too many great horror films out now to waste my time on yet another hack-hack flick about some rando motiveless superhuman serial killer consecutively taking out a pool of boring 30 year old teenagers whose sole purpose is to be slasher chum. I just … Continue reading From the Voices in my Head: Nobody’s Hacked the Reviews, Dumbass
Here we go again with the inconsistent posting. But this time I have a note from my doctor. The good news is that I got both Moderna shots–and before anybody thinks we jumped the line, the tiny crackerbox of a hospital in our skidmark of a town (population: 183…and yes, I find that terrifying) is … Continue reading Behold, I am Fio–Vaccinated and Alive (Mostly)
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a…”condition”. I don’t like to say what it is because I have this superstitious belief that if I do, I will somehow empower it…which isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds: autoimmune assholes–which is the technical name for autoimmunity, because that’s what they are, biological assholes–are very susceptible to stress … Continue reading Not Dead Enough to Quit…I think
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