Dario Argento’s original film is, frankly, one of my favorite films in the Italian Horror sub-genre. It’s brutal, bloody, deliberately paced, exquisitely designed with a stunning color palate, and has an amazing score by Goblin. So I’ve been very eager to see the remake, released this past week in our local art-house theater. I was there early on a Saturday afternoon with Remo D himself, though I did miss the first five or ten minutes due to events outside of…
I’ve said it a thousand times if I’ve said it a million times; “Freddy Mercury is the GREATEST front man that ever lived!”
My mom wrote in one of my baby books that my favorite song was “Another one Bites the Dust”, so we are going back past my first memories to the womb and back a little further. Queen has been a staple sound in my life, digging deeper than I believe anyone even realizes. I read some Scholastic…
This is a weird little nugget that I found streaming on Netflix. Taking place in an unspecified "not too distant future", Residue follows the efforts of a private detective as he reads through a mysterious journal that leaks a sticky residue. As soon as he begins reading, our protagonist is haunted by visions of other-worldly things and fractured moments in time. The film seems drenched in atmosphere and you can feel a certain stickiness throughout the story. It won't be for everyone, but it'll hit the right note for certain Lovecraftian fans of bizarre low budget indie efforts.
Sometimes the niche is incredibly small. A sliver of an audience or a grain, but the niche still exists and it still wants to be served. There are only so many jump scares a film can have before you go numb, only so many CGI effects before you stop feeling the impact, and sometimes the brain is starved for something “different” and also a little familiar. The Void is a perfect thirst quencher for the classic horror of…