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  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning

    Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning

    ★★½

    It’s a period piece. *rimshot*

    So they didn’t want to go down the rabbit hole with Ghost (aka the “Newt” of the franchise) from part two, wise move, and somehow Ginger needed to be revived, so they opted to go back in time to great great Grannie Ginger and Brigitte. As much as I hate to admit this, it checks all of the boxes that my friend Dennis has called the “trifecta“ of folk horror: time, space and spirit. Their…

  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

    ★★★

    This is a total insane asylum movie, but it transforms under the light of a full moon into an action movie. 

    Emily Perkins is awesome. She brings a lot to the role of Brigitte and frankly steals the show in part one. If there was any question that these movies came out in the early 2000, the music in the opening credits will cement it. They establish her as a type of junkie, injecting a dangerous tonic of wolfsbane which…

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  • Edge of the Knife

    Edge of the Knife

    ★★★★

    Edge of the knife is an indigenous horror story told entirely in the endangered native language of the Haida tribe and examines the emotional mechanics of the grief and shame following an unforgivable error. It’s heavy but not brow-beating, edging into body horror and is thoroughly Folk Horror. 

    Sometimes patterns emerge in my watching and I’ve been running into masks lately. Movie Melt just covered Death Mask and I also watched The Twilight Zone episode The Masks, where a greedy family is…

  • The Devonsville Terror

    The Devonsville Terror

    ★★★½

    Judging a movie by its cover, this always looked very dull, but twice now it has surprised. It’s a brooding and psychedelic 80’s homage to the hysterical witch films of the 60’s and uses the “threat” of female independence as the cornerstone of a  revenge tale. 

    A priest in colonial garb licks his lips while a bloodsoaked woman is trampled by a pig, a second is bound to a wagon wheel and a third is burned at the stake. Fast…