I’ve been working on a twitter thread of spooky movies that are similar to each other. And I decided to post them here, with synopses of all the films. Frankenstein (1931) | Frankenweenie (2012) Tim Burton’s 2012 feature is one of my favorites, and though different in tone to James Whale’s masterpiece, the films are…… Continue reading Halloween movies: double feature
“The office is filled with wolves, waiting to rip each other into pieces.” Horror movies usually aren’t comfort movies. My threshold for horror is pretty low. I just can’t stomach gore. So it’s a little ironic that I love the South Korean thriller/horror movie Opiseu (Office) as much as I do. I watched it repeatedly…… Continue reading Film Diary: Opiseu (2015)
To celebrate Halloween, my blind spot for the month is the James Whale Universal horror classic, Frankenstein. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is mad with one singular purpose: to create a man with his own hands, to play God essentially. He has built a man with assorted dead body parts and the brain…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Frankenstein (1931)
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to the fishing town of Bodega Bay to deliver a pair of lovebirds to Mitch Brenner. The two only met each other the day before in a bird store, and right away there was friction. But Melanie arrives by boat, and is immediately attacked by a seagull, deliberately, Mitch observes.…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: The Birds (1963)
“Oh yes, children often commit murders. And quite clever ones too.” I love a killer. Her golden hair is plaited in two long pigtails, her eyes are bright and curious, and her smile is the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen. She’s eight years old. Her name is Rhoda, of Mervyn LeRoy’s campy horror classic, The…… Continue reading Reel Infatuation: Rhoda, what a way to behave!