The Kuleshov Effect

“In Kuleshov’s view, the cinema consists of fragments and the assembly of those fragments, the assembly of elements which in reality are distinct. It is therefore not the content of the images in a film which is important, but their combination. The raw materials of such an art work need not be original, but are … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge part 7: GREAT SUCCESS.

31 new (to me) horror movies in 31 days. Here’s the last two, just in time. Horns (2014) Harry Potter can’t remember whether or not he killed what may well be the most beautiful girl in the world, and so he inexplicably grows horns that give him some kind of weird demonic powers. I liked … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge, part 6

Six more makes 29 out of 31. Piece of cake. The Vampire Lovers (1970) Have you ever thought to yourself, “Dang, I sure could go for a good old-fashioned vampire story with gothic castles and horse-drawn carriages and such, but I don’t want to watch another Dracula movie?”  Well, you’re in luck.  Especially if you … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge, part 5

Twenty three so far!  What’s funny is that this is pretty much my normal pace. Killer Mermaid (aka Nymph) (2014) You can always spot the girl from the USA, she’s the one with the american flag on her ass. An abandoned submarine base, AND an abandoned Nazi prison island in sight of one another?  The … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge, part 4

I’m up to 17 so far. Sublime (2009) Somehow, without trying, I acquired two copies of this movie in my DVD collection. Hospital horror. Guy checks in for a routine colonoscopy, and never checks out. Thanks, Obamacare death panels. I see what these guys were going for, and it’s not a bad idea, but there … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge, part 3

I’m up to twelve so far. Almost halfway there. Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) Anakin Skywalker keeps running out of flashlight batteries. Croatoan. The ending was good. The Dead (2010) Hey, have you been reading about how the Ebola dead are resurrecting in West Africa? So this is pretty much like what it would look … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge Part 2

Update on the October Horror Movie Challenge. I banked a few extras over the weekend. At this rate, I’ll finish up all 31 with a week to spare! The Midnight Game (2014) Sort of a bloody mary, candyman urban legend kind of story. It’s based on one of these creepypasta things, like slenderman. Felt very … Read more

October Horror Movie Challenge, Part 1.

Ok, so I’m trying the October Horror Challenge — watching 31 horror movies in October. The caveat being they have to be ones you haven’t seen before. So far, I’ve watched two. Oct. 1 – Man From Deep River [AKA Sacrifice! AKA Deep River Savages] (1972). Billing itself as the “first cannibal movie”, it’s more like … Read more