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The Terror Test: Test Prep #17

February 15, 2018 by

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Portrait of the Artist as a Glum Man Contains Eraserhead (1977) spoilers. What was Wild at Heart about David? “Well, it’s about one hour and forty-five minutes.”         ~An interview with Toby Keeler, recounting a conversation with Lynch “Believe it or not, Eraserhead is my most spiritual film.” Why? Elaborate on that, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #16

January 31, 2018 by

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Destroy Your Sight With a New Gorgon: “Don’t Look Now” and Macbeth Contains “Don’t Look Now” (story and film) and Macbeth spoilers. “Do you fear/ things that sound so fair?”                         ~ The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare “Just chance, a flick of a […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #15

January 17, 2018 by

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Carveth vs. Carveth Contains The Brood (1979) and Frankenstein (1818) spoilers. “I think the reason why Mommy left… was because for a long time… I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I thought she was supposed to be. And she just wasn’t like that. […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #14

May 12, 2017 by

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Amour Fou-Frou Until I got to the New French Extremity movement that features intense scenes of violence and gore, most of the French horror films I was considering for this article wouldn’t score in the podcast’s scare factor category. However, if the podcast graded a “weird” factor, we’d have some winners. Previous to this movement, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #13

April 28, 2017 by

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I Have a Mouth, But I Can’t Hear My Scream The video for Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” started my obsession with silent films. The images from Nosferatu are still powerful and I know at least one other person who has been profoundly changed by early cinema: Murray Leeder. I’ve brought him into this space before because […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #12

April 20, 2017 by

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Slicing Up 8 ½ Eyeballs Contains  A Cat in the Brain (1990) and 8 ½ (1963) spoilers. “You can’t make love stories.”   ~ 8 ½ “If I made Romantic movies nobody would go see them.”  ~ A Cat in the Brain Around age twelve, I started seeing names like Argento, Bava, and Deodato in magazines […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #11

February 20, 2017 by

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Revenge Is a Fist Best Served Boldly Contains I Saw the Devil (2010) spoilers. “This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. Public revenges are for the most part fortunate; […]. But in private revenges, it is not so. Nay rather, vindictive […]