Here are the 5 things I learned from Hereditary before and after viewing.
"It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you." In an era that doesn't take the horror genre seriously anymore, It Follows is the answer to our deprivation as it crawls under our skin and lingers for days to follow. Filmmakers like Jim… Continue reading It Follows is Creepy as Hell
For the past few months, I have been pondering the question: Why do I watch so many horror movies? I can't attribute my interest to any of the explanations Piece of Cape offers up: the thrill rush, the gore, the "sport." In reviewing The Descent I expressed an appreciation for the survivability aspect, my admiration… Continue reading I love Mandy Lane too!
The latest offering from Spanish filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro follows two feral little girls, abandoned in the woods with none but the mysterious "Mama" to watch over them for five years. When they are finally recovered by their uncle and his reluctant girlfriend, the two sisters bring Mama back with them. By any measure, this… Continue reading “Mama” feels like a cheap Del Toro knock-off
I love horror movies. I'm fairly certain that some day I will be caught in the middle of some horrible disaster, and I need to be prepared to survive it. This is why I regularly quote "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why" in casual conversation (fun fact: did you know that most… Continue reading The Descent: Survival of the Fittest
I spent the majority of last week buried under a pile of phlegmy tissues. Which means lots of Netflix. With the exception of two brief interludes (for Fifth Element and... Morning Glory....), for some reason those sickbed hours were spent wholly within the Instant Watch trove of horror films. In case you a) cancelled your Netflix… Continue reading The selection of horror movies on Instant Watch is pretty dismal.