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Pop Culture


Director of Photography: Owen Roizman

Director: William Friedkin

Perfect Shots

The Babadook (2014) Review.

Helmed as the scariest film of 2014, The Babadook was certainly worth a look to see if its hype is to be believed. Director of… 783 more words

Horror Festivals

Review: ‘The Babadook’ Is A Miserable, Terrifying Horror Tragedy - Go See It!

Just last week, William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, tweeted that “he had never seen a more terrifying film than The Babadook,” adding that it will “scare the hell out of you as it did me.” This means a lot/a little, depending on how you feel about Friedkin’s film and his Twitter account, which includes… 1,046 more words

Film Drunk


     I didn’t originally plan on putting this Horror Artwork post up for today! One of yesterdays comments on my Exorcist Analysis of the disintegration of the American Nuclear Family prompted me to do this Dedication today. 173 more words

Horror Films

THE EXORCIST 1973' Analysis of the Disintegrating Nuclear Family!

Directed by William Friedkin

     Is Chris MacNeil the mother in the Exorcist 1973 really a strong female character? Some Horror Film scholars believe that the character of Chris MacNeil in the Exorcist is being “punished” for being a Divorced/separated mother of young Regan, a career driven woman of the 1970’s, and an atheist to boot! 320 more words

The Exorcist

Cruising (1980)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 4 out of 10

4-Word Review: Cop infiltrates gay underground.

A serial killer is attacking gay men who frequent New York’s S&M bars and young cop Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is chosen to go undercover as a gay and infiltrate these ‘leather clubs’ in order to bring out the killer. 597 more words