Famously, Game of Thrones switched actors between seasons due to reasons behind the scenes, and the replacement was clearly so from a radically different appearance, but the viewers suspended their belief of the change as inconsequential if not superficial – continuity was retained as was immersion; the plot, lore and design were all intact conceptually
There’s an alluring quality that surrounds the link between horror and the queer community, from its roots in the 18th and 19th century with the emergence of queer coded Gothic fiction such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, to modern day portrayals of queer characters in text and film; horror has always been inextricably linked with
Andre Overdal’s follow-up to his breakout found footage Scandinavian romp, Troll Hunter (2010), is a quintessential hidden gem. Not overly lauded on its release in the mid-2010s, The Autopsy of Jane Doe can now be discovered on Amazon. This taut little horror packs its 86 minutes with layered storytelling reminiscent of a Stephen King short
Until c.1080 CE, the Temple of Uppsala stood tall and proud outside Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. The temple served as a place of worship and community dedicated to pagan deities such as Thor, Odin, and Freyr. By the eleventh century, however, religious civil war had pitted Christians against pagans with Christianity emerging as the victor. Christian
Imagine a scenario involving a casual sexual encounter. You are out at a club, have a few drinks, and meet an attractive companion. Excitement and inebriation cause a momentary lapse in judgment, and you engage in unprotected intercourse. Days, weeks, even months later, you fall ill and make an appointment to see your family physician.
Upon first glance at Hallucinations (1986), you can tell exactly what cinematic stains the Polonia Brothers have gotten down on their knees to sop up. They’ve found lots of overflow from the troughs of HG Lewis and George Romero. And there’s more than enough Frank Henenlotter stickiness to make a DNA swab of their cultural
There is a good reason why Don’t Look Now so rarely feels like it is a horror film. It is much too concerned with going about its daily business as if nothing terrible actually happened. Opening with a traumatic turn of events that will lead to the image of Donald Sutherland rising from some primordial
It’s Halloween and I therefore decided to do a recap of horror-related tropes or subgenres in Japanese entertainment! An obvious choice, taking up a fair amount of the genre landscape, are slashers – something much less associated to Japanese cinema. Now, clearly, Japan has no shortage of iconic slasher movies: …However, as my core interest