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Ben Wheatley Films, Ranked

Like most auteurs, director Ben Wheatley can’t be pigeonholed. Calling him a horror director is like saying Werner Herzog makes biopics. Same would go for science fiction, which classifies Wheatley about as easily as it does… 1,243 more words

Movies

Aliens, Monsters, and Revolution in the Dark Deleuze

This is the longer version of a blog post I initially wrote for the University of Minnesota Press. You can find the shorter version on their blog here… 1,719 more words

D&G

Shivers (1975)

The perfect movie to put on during your elementary-aged child’s next sleepover.

Here’s a poem

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Our bodies exposed
Each and every orifice
An open doorway… 11 more words

Haiku

Cronenberg Collection (1975-83)

An excellent starting point for any cinephile keen on experiencing one of cinema’s most boundary pushing auteur; this Cronenberg Collection brings together three films which offer a fair representation of Cronenberg’s inimitable style. 469 more words

Film

(1983) The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a great supernatural horror-thriller with excellent acting and believable characters. The story surrounds Johnny Smith who’s awoken from a lengthy coma to find that he has the powers to see visions of the future. 128 more words

Thriller

(1975) Shivers

Already knowing how talented Cronenberg is makes reviewing his early films so difficult for some reason. I have a hard time telling if he’s going for a serious tone with these movies unlike watching Peter Jackson’s early films ( 253 more words

Body Horror

(1977) Rabid

Rabid is Cronenberg’s second major feature length film and while it’s not terrible, I wouldn’t say it’s a must watch. It’s the type of film that takes a very serious approach to a silly premise. 334 more words

Body Horror