THE LORDS OF SALEM represents a filmmaker venturing into uncharted territory, and it is glorious. Though it is his fifth theatrical film, THE LORDS OF SALEM marks the first totally original material Rob Zombie has brought to the big screen since HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. After all, he followed up CORPSES with a sequel, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, which was different in tone but still continued the story of the characters from the first film. After that, Zombie gave us his two HALLOWEEN pictures, again adding his own spin on the material, but dealing with established characters. Flirtations with other … Continue reading Review – THE LORDS OF SALEM (2013)
Art and violence have been cozy bedfellows for centuries. Maybe art doesn’t like to flaunt its close relationship with violence, but the two aren’t above exploiting each other either. This is sort of the premise behind Boris Rodriguez’s darkly satirical EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL. Lars Olafsen (Thor Lindhart) is a once-successful painter who has pretty much given up on inspiration ever striking again. He takes a position at a remote and impoverished art school in Canada, where he plans to spend his days teaching and trying to quiet the people in his periphery who wonder if he will ever again … Continue reading Review – EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL (2012)
After some legal wrangling in which I had to make a case that yes, the show does fall under the “fair use” exemption of copyright law, episode 2 of Moviocrity is finally on the air! This is where we will … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 2 – The Amazing SPIDER BABY
Did you know that there are pictures of minotaurs hanging in the Overlook Hotel? Or how about that Stanley Kubrick used a horror film to detail how he helped fake footage of the Apollo moon landing? And I’ll bet you didn’t know that THE SHINING was actually an allegory for the genocide committed by white settlers against the Native Americans. These are just a few of the loopy allegations made in the documentary ROOM 237, a film that on the surface is nothing special but at its heart raises interesting questions about the nature of film theory. When Warner … Continue reading ROOM 237 and the Nature of Film Theory
At last, after months of teasing, I can share this with you. It’s a new web series that celebrates everyone who champions a sense of joy in filmmaking and calls out those who regurgitate the same tired formula. It’s an … Continue reading The First Episode of MOVIOCRITY Is Here!!!
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