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Audition – Slow Boil Feminism

Audition (1999) dir. Takashi Miike I love horror films with a slow, patient build. Audition is the best at this I’ve ever seen. It follows the same basic pattern as Hitchcock’s The Birds. The first 90 minutes of a film with a … Continue reading

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Horror of the Absurd

I prefer absurd horror.  Naturalism and magical realism take all the fun out of it.  I don’t want to take out the DVD and know that if I simply avoid this particular campsite or houses built on ancient Indian burial grounds, I’ll be safe.  I don’t want to know about the troubled childhood of the ghost or the serial killer.  The true horrors are in the unknown, and more so, in the unknowable. Continue reading

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