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  • Red Roses of Passion

    Red Roses of Passion

    ★★★★

    Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…

  • Seeds

    Seeds

    ★★★★★

    In Theodore Roszak's novel Flicker, a small group of hardcore cinephiles and one poor date who happened to be along for the ride watch a newly-unearthed film by the mysterious director Max Castle. It is described as a black and white nightmare, not overtly horror-themed but oppressive, bleak, and disturbing. When discussing the film afterward, the young woman whose primary interests lie outside cinema flatly states that the film was "enough to put you off sex for life."

    Vinegar Syndrome's…

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  • Slaughterhouse Slumber Party

    Slaughterhouse Slumber Party

    Slaughterhouse Slumber Party will be available on Vimeo VOD this Friday, March 20th! You can preorder it right this second and watch it at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning if you want to stay up late and emulate the full USA Up All Night experience! vimeo.com/367479375

  • House of Dreams

    House of Dreams

    Short version:
    Back in October, I created a new score for a 1963 horror film shot in Indiana called House of Dreams. The score consists entirely of manipulated samples from a collection of K-Mart radio recordings on the Internet Archive. It is now available for free streaming on Vimeo and Youtube until the end of March. RIYL weird noises, surreal regional horror. Enjoy.

    Vimeo:
    vimeo.com/367172604

    Youtube:
    youtu.be/i7D_8auBr1k

    Long version:
    In August of 2019, I stumbled upon a DVD release from…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    After seeing a lot of people inexplicably claiming that this movie--in which a supernatural evil terrorizes a family isolated in an unforgiving wilderness--is "not a horror movie," I felt compelled to write a piece on horror gatekeeping: medium.com/@rabbitroom/this-is-why-we-can-t-have-nice-things-the-witch-and-horror-fandom-s-gatekeepers-b2c0bb0d8f9a#.qhrribivj

  • Song of the Blind Girl

    Song of the Blind Girl

    A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:

    1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.

    2. The human gestational period is 9 months.

    3. Waterboarding.

    4. Hospitals.

    5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.

    6. Props.

    7. Abortion.

    8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."

    9. It is considered poor…