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31 Days of Horror 2014 – Cat Peoples

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The genius of filmmaker Val Lewton is legendary. His themes and use of shadow evoked the German Expressionists of the silent era and brought on a new wave of thinking horror. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the first of his horrors, Cat People, its strange sequel and sexy remake.

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American Horror Story: Freak Show S04 E03: Edward Mordrake, Part 1

 

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What you don’t know can kill you. We learned that on last week’s episode. Who could’ve foretold that Dell Toledo and Jimmy’s attempt to frame each other would cause the death of Meep, or that Elsa would be jealous of Dot’s singing abilities or that Dandy was crazier than Twisty? Who would have seen this coming? Maybe what the sideshow needs is a Fortune Teller. Yeah, that’s exactly what they need. Don’t you think? Read the rest of this entry

Sleepy Hollow S02 E05: The Weeping Lady

 

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In last week’s episode of “Sleepy Hollow,” Captain Irving’s pricked finger brings bad news from Henry, and we got to meet a cool monster. With Halloween around the corner, my little sleepy heads, we meet a new monster of the week and it’s a ghost… or is she? What’s her connection to Ichabod’s past and who is flirting with Abbie? Read the rest of this entry

The Walking Dead S05 E02: Strangers

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Played like the second half of a Super Bowl game, last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” showed how Team Cattle royally kicked Team Butcher’s butt, and we can thank Carol aka Wonder Woman for that victory. Now if we can only have Carol dispose of ISIS. Carol could do this with one arm tied behind her back. On the run again, Team Rick needs to find supplies, but will it be worth the risk? Read the rest of this entry

American Horror Story: Freak Show S04 E02: Massacres and Matinees

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One of the highlights of last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” other than that freaking scary clown was watching how different Bette and Dot Tattler are from each other. As twins, they share most experiences that other twins do, but conjoined; their experiences must be shared simultaneously and unwillingly and that my little lot lice, sucks. The side show performers did what was needed to protect the twins. Will there be repercussions?  Whatever you do, keep away from the clown.

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31 Days of Horror 2014 – L’Inferno (1911)

LInferno 1911Think of the high pitched screech of metal across metal, the low guttural growl of a wild animal or the rapid plucking of violin strings again and again to illicit a sense of tension. Undoubtedly, one of the most important elements of any horror film is sound: both in music score and in effects.

Still, visceral imagery and the underlying text that a film is based upon can have an enormous affect on the mindset of a viewer.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, at the origin of the art form we call film, the black and white L’Inferno, released in 1911, silent and arresting, tested the relevance of this treatise. The result was an overwhelmingly popular and horrifying experience for all of those that viewed the film then, as well as those that view it today.

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Sleepy Hollow S02 E04: Go Where I Send Thee

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Hello to all my sleepy heads. On last week’s episode of “Sleepy Hollow” we watched as Team Ichabod stopped the Judas Coin from causing havoc, but tonight’s trouble comes from a demonic character of an old fable and the children of Sleepy Hollow are not safe. Can Team Ichabod save the day? Read the rest of this entry

The Walking Dead S05 E01: No Sanctuary

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When we last met on “The Walking Dead,” Team Rick and his group were searching for sanctuary. What they got was a nightmare named Mary and Gareth. Rick and the gang are locked up in a cattle car and their combined asses are on the line; the food line that is, if the people of Terminus have their way. Who will save them? Read the rest of this entry

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