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Countdown, Day 18: The Babadook

The Babadook (2014, dir. Jennifer Kent) scared and upset me so badly on first watching that I had to pause it. As with Rosemary’s Baby… 392 more words


Tapeworm: Day Nine

Further down the hall he crept, hefting the crowbar. It felt right, that weight in his hand, the slight imbalance it gave his steps as he padded along the carpet. 1,090 more words


Tapeworm: Day Eight

They were kind enough to pretend I wasn’t crazy.

This time, Sandra unlocked the snack machines out front and let me pick what I wanted, coming back inside with my Coke and Pay Day, and also some choice words about the ‘Cobra Kai wannabes’ that had hassled her while she was outside. 1,088 more words


Countdown, Day 17: Rosemary's Baby

Witches… All of them witches!

I am following Suspiria and The Witch with yet another witch movie: Rosemary’s Baby (1968, dir. Roman Polanski). Despite my reservations about Roman Polanski as a person, this is such a great film. 159 more words


Countdown, Days 15 & 16: Witches

The next two entries, to kick off a week focusing on women in horror, pairs two movies about witches: Suspiria (1977, dir. Dario Argento) and  247 more words


Countdown, Days 13 & 14: Slashers

Friday the 13th (1980, dir. Sean S. Cunningham) would be the natural choice for Friday the 13th, but I don’t actually much like Friday the 13th… 375 more words


Countdown, Day 12: The Wicker Man

I’ve seen both the 1973 Wicker Man (dir. Robin Hardy) and the 2006 remake (dir. Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage). Here I am concerned with the 1973  192 more words