I watched In The Earth (2021 Dir. Ben Wheatley)last night, a film entirely written rehearsed and filmed during the lockdown. It’s genre brilliance lies in simultaneously being a folk-horror and a science fiction, so it was right up my street (Some of you more venerable UK Salonites may recall The Stone Tapes and Children Of […]Read more "What I’m Watching: In The Earth (2021)"
I think the 2018 Suspiria remake has entered my top five genre movies list, though it’s taken three years to percolate up. I go through periods where I can’t stop thinking about it. Like the original it’s a sort of dark fairy tale about a dance school run by witches (The dance numbers are mesmerising) […]Read more "Suspiria 2018 just keeps growing on me."
Watching Italian fantasy movie Conquest by Lucio Fulci (1983). It’s got a certain dreamlike appeal most Conan rip-offs don’t have. It’s also got dogmen who blow some kind of cocaine up each other’s snouts. Can’t decide whether it’s an oneiric masterpiece or a heap of very entertaining poo. It certainly knows how to use fog […]Read more "What I’m Watching: Conquest (1983, dir. Lucio Fulci)"