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  • The Lure

    The Lure

    ★★★★

    31 Nights of Horror 27/31:
    The Lure (2015)

    Agnieszka Smoczyńska's radical reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid as a sexy horror musical works so much better than you would think. A pair of mermaid sisters become cabaret singers. The sweet one falls in love with a bass player (always a mistake) and the mean one eats people and joins a punk band. Well, I guess they both eat some people, but the mean one is way more into it.…

  • The Editor

    The Editor

    ★★★

    31 Nights of Horror 26/31:
    The Editor (2014)

    This is a pitch perfect spoof of Giallo films and Italian horror in general from the Canadian studio Astron 6. Writers/producers/directors/stars of the film Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy have clearly done their research. The colors, the awkward zooms, bad dubbing of nonsensical dialog, a slew of red herrings and all the other Giallo staples are lovingly reproduced here. The story revolves around a one handed film editor who finds himself the…

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  • The Addiction

    The Addiction

    ★★★½

    31 Nights of Horror 7/31:
    The Addiction (1995)

    Director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) and executive producer Russel Simmons (Def Comedy Jam) bring us a vampire film that is by turns philosophically interesting and insufferably pretentious. Themes probed through the lense of vampirism include but are not limited to addiction, determinism, the Nietzschean will to power and endless recurrence, morality, mortality - while simultaneously confronting the futility of philosophizing while bodies are piled high in warzones across the globe. In fact,…

  • Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

    Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

    ★★★½

    Guys, call me crazy, but I think some of those Cryptic Corp. guys might have actually been the Residents all along!