Recently, I read a review on Ravenous that pissed me off so badly, I wanted to hunt down the reviewer so I could bite him. Hard. Not because he didn’t like the movie–film reviews are, by their very nature, subjective–but because he got every single thing that was possible to get wrong…wrong. It could be … Continue reading Ravenous (1999), Part II: Wendigos, Wétikos and the Colorado Cannibal
Unfortunately, most Wendigos aren’t literally cannibalistic…and no, that’s not a typo. Don’t get me wrong; I am hardly a defender of people-eaters…but even the hungriest Wendigo can only consume so many humans–the Wètikos have been known to consume entire nations.
SPOILERS! Wall to wall, A-Z, giving away everything, so…go watch the movie first I’ve finally gotten into the habit of watching a movie and then re-watching it with the director’s commentary on and I can’t believe it took me this long to do so. After I’ve finished a movie, I go back, turn on the … Continue reading The Devil’s Candy, Part II: Faustian Reckoning
Byrne describes Jesse’s temptation as modern retelling of Robert Johnson’s mythical Faustian bargain–according to the legend, Robert Johnson sacrifices his literal soul in exchange for becoming the greatest blues guitarist alive; to fulfill Jesse’s ambition, he must sacrifice his family…which is his soul.
Before settling into the western portion of BFE, MB and I lived across from a cemetery. Know how disposable razor manufacturers have to tell consumers to take the plastic off before using it? Yeah. Sometimes I would go stand in front of this sign and just wonder.
Sir Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his iconic performance of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, regrets making the sequels Hannibal and Red Dragon. And since he is far to circumspect to say why, I’ll say it for him: Hannibal Lecter, arguably one of the most terrifying characters in horror, became a … Continue reading General Mayhem: Sir Anthony Hopkins is Done Playing a Killer Clown
I love found footage horror. I’m well aware that this sentiment puts me directly in the cross hairs of horror movie snobs–of whom, I am usually a card-carrying member–as found-footage hatred has been very much in vogue these past few years. But, as indicated before, not only am I comfortable expressing a minority opinion, I’ve … Continue reading From the Voices in my Head: In Praise of Found-Footage Horror.
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