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Fortune's Rising by Sara King

I’ve read a couple of Sara King’s books now and what readers can expect is: a LOT of pages, violence, heavy torture, everyman characters who have heart but not brains, oppressive regimes, silly romance, and fluid storytelling. 721 more words

Sci Fi

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

Martyrs (2008)

First published by Film4

Synopsis: Pascal Laugier’s controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all. 572 more words

The trailer for Eli Roth's The Green Inferno is ugly torture porn -- watch

It’s been a nightmare for Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, The Green Inferno. Originally, the cannibalistic horror adventure was supposed to hit theaters last September, but some financial mumbo jumbo trapped the film in a bamboo cage — until now. 268 more words

News

Excuse Me, Count Dracula, May I Borrow Your Steak Knife?

Why do we love watching scary movies?

The death of golden cinema icon Christopher Lee has me contemplating that question, and wondering if one of the world’s greatest on-screen villains knew the secret of why we watch and kept it to himself, on purpose.  429 more words

Point Of View

100 films in 100 days - Videodrome #100films

The 16th film in my 100 movie challenge is Videodrome. I have seen a number of David Cronenberg’s films and this very much fits the mould of what to expect. 211 more words

Journal

film study: SEQUELITIS - the SAW movies.

Have you ever noticed in movies that when it comes time to write/make a sequel , the films – as a whole – tend to become progressively… 794 more words

Horror