Holy Sh!t, I cannot wait for Truth Or Dare! I had been hearing buzz about its ‘darkness’ and its ‘sickness’ and it looks like a classic 70’s rollercoaster ride, TCM style and you cannot give a bigger recommendation than that UNLESS your film also features two of my favourite movie icons, the fantastic Ryan Kiser who lest we forget (I didn’t forget) is the best screen Manson ever and Devanny Pinn who portrayed Susan Atkins with such a mix of beautiful seduction and feminine power. TICKET PLEASE.
*EDIT* So the reason that I did not know two of my fave actors were in a big buzz movie is that the new Truth Or Dare is a pg-13 thing with no one I know and this little monster is already a few years old which means I must find it right now! RIGHT NOW, I TELLS YA.
When I was at school, one of the books that really stuck in my imagination was Turn Of The Screw by Henry James, a quietly horrific tale that I would find myself thinking about in my free time and always loving, even after my teacher almost ruined the horror with his soprano shout of “Peter Quint! You Devil!”.
We were treated in English class to the movie version entitled The Innocents, which was an incredible piece of black and white gothic magnificence. Now it seems the next generation is getting their own version entitled The Turning, starring Finn Wolfhard and Mackenzie Davis It is set to be directed by Floria Sigismondi who directed the excellent The Runaways and Spielberg is an executive producer on the project so this should be box office gold and give a new generation the same nightmares we endured – and came back for more of, time and again. 🙂
And congratulations to two of horror’s finest as the second season of their TV show, Hellavator was announced today. 🙂
“Auschwitz is outside of us, but it is all around us, in the air. The plague has died away, but the infection still lingers and it would be foolish to deny it. Rejection of human solidarity, obtuse and cynical indifference to the suffering of others, abdication of the intellect and of moral sense to the principle of authority, and above all, at the root of everything, a sweeping tide of cowardice, a colossal cowardice which masks itself as warring virtue, love of country and faith in an idea.”
Happy Jason Voorhees Day! I suggest heading to Netflix and having your own F13 marathon. Remember, as it is with Star Trek, the even number ones are (in my opinion) the best. Check out Part 2, The Final Chapter, Jason Lives and Jason Takes Manhattan. The rule breaks when it comes to part 10, Jason X is awful.
“I think that many people are ashamed when they feel afraid. There’s this thing in our society that you’re not allowed to feel scared. You have to be a man and put on a brave face, but we all have fears.”
“It was sort of a tribute to my dad.”