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“Nosferatu the Vampyre” (1979, dir. Werner Herzog)

Horror films are a difficult thing to peg down. They often are so sloppily put together and so cheap that they tend to be nothing more than C and B movies. On top of that, Werner Herzog movies are difficult to nail down. His films are unlike anything that any other filmmaker creates. The combination of … Continue reading

“The Babadook” (2014, dir. Jennifer Kent)

In the grand scheme of life I tend to avoid scary movies. They just aren’t my thing. I can’t handle it. Yeah, I’ll fess up: I’m a wimp. But at the same time I greatly admire horror and thriller movies because of the great amount of technical skill involved. The ability to slowly build a world, … Continue reading

An End of the World Triple Feature

With all of this Mayan calendar talk that’s been going around for months (years?), I decided to spend my “last night on earth” watching movies (after all, what else am I going to do on a Thursday night?), and the obvious choice of theme for the night was Apocalypse movies! So last night I sat … Continue reading

“The Tell-Tale Heart” (1953, dir. Ted Parmelee)

After a short absence from the blog I bring you a gift: one of my favorite short animated films, which is based on one of my favorite short stories. James Mason plays the unnamed narrator in this wonderful adaption of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. The animation, while sparse, is haunting and serves the material … Continue reading

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