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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 5.0 | Film 4/21

    I loved the beginning, the road trip, the clear love and chemistry between the young Dutch couple Rex and Saskia, the holidays and summer atmosphere, with bright skies, warm sun and Tour de France blazing on the radio, and the horror that lurks underneath it all when Saskia just suddenly, inexplicably disappears. The ending also hit me hard, and I still get chills whenever I think about it.

    At first, however, I wasn't too sure…

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★★½

    Film School Drop Outs (Class of 2019)
    Week #2 | Genre - Silent Horror (1913-1928)

    The best thing about Swedish silent films is that they basically end with the film calling you SLUT

    Also the best things about this film: it's visually striking, very moody and melancholic. Calling it 'horror' might be stretching it a bit, but some scenes, especially the bluish night shots and the carriage sequences, have an undeniably creepy feel to them. It's more of a tragic…