While TROUBLE EVERY DAY’s mix of sexuality and violence is meant to shock, its almost clinical detachment at other times alienates the viewer. The end result is to create an amoral world from which there is no way out — for both characters within the film and spectators in the audience.
An alien presence turns wives into husband-killing monsters in writer-director Leigh Janiak’s feature debut, the indie science-fiction horror film Honeymoon (2014). In their native urban environment (likely New York City), newlyweds Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) seem like an average (including their quirks) yuppie couple. When they go from city to country (crossing the border into Canada in the process), the ties that bind — along with the gender roles defined by contemporary heterosexual marriage — go out the window when an eerie light shines into it, focusing on new wife Bea.
Innocuously tragicomic at first, this indie film escalates first to the darkly comic and finally to the abjectly horrific.
To start off an intermittent series of Throwback Thursday posts on the Hellraiser movies, I’m going to focus today on the character of Pinhead as portrayed by… Read more “Sh*t Pinhead Says: The Pervert’s Guide to the HELLRAISER Movies (Part 1)”
From one point of view, Afflicted (2013) is what one would get if he or she fused Hostel (2005) with An American Werewolf in London (1981). From another, it’s like… Read more ““Afflicted” (2013), or, “A Canadian Vampire in Paris””