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Goodnight Mommy (2015)

It’s been the quite the year to be a horror movie fan. From fear-inducing breakout indies like It Follows to horror-comedies like What We Do In The Shadows, … 421 more words


Breaking the wall, breaking the wall

There comes a moment in Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (1997) when Paul, one of the two young men who has invaded the holiday home of a middle-class Austrian couple, turns to the camera and winks at the audience. 1,019 more words

Science Fiction

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Haneke, 1994)

On December 23, 1993, a young man walked into a bank in Vienna and discharged a gun, killing three people and wounding many others, before turning the weapon on himself. 548 more words


Amour (Haneke, 2012)

Casting aside the clinical calculation of his past work, director Michael Haneke strikes a deep humanistic vein for a harrowing portrait of mortality’s inevitable claim on our existence set against a mundane domestic context. 253 more words


Michael Haneke on impeccable preparation

I draw up precise storyboards, and they may not be pretty, but they are ninety-five percent the same as the final film. It is entirely possible that I will end up making small changes even when we’re shooting, but only if there is no way around it.

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It Follows, Funny Games and Torture Porn: Should we care about the characters in Horror?

Something that most horror films struggle with is getting the audience to care about the characters. This is especially true for the Slasher sub-genre, since we know that most of the characters are simply there to provide their body as canvas for a spectacular death scene. 1,505 more words