Tag Archives: French

Terrifying Tuesday: Frontière(s)

What is it about France lately? Well, I think I’m caught in the aftershock of watching Martyrs, and I feel the need to dig further into this new wave of French horror. When I was checking out some of the titles out there, I saw that this one had been banned in Thailand for its […]

The Grab Bag: Ils (2006)

Into the murky depths of the great beyond, I reach my hand down into the Grab Bag once again, and this time come up with a movie I’ve wanted to see for a while. With the to-do about French horror with Inside, Martyrs, and Frontier(s), I wanted to check out the French film that has […]

Terrifying Tuesday: Martyrs (2008)

Martyr – from the Latin martyr < Ancient Greek μάρτυρ (martyr), later form of μάρτυς (martys) “witness”. 1. Someone who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles. 2. A person who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle. 3. One who endures great suffering 4. […]

Spirits of the Dead(1968):Fondas,Fellini,& a Fistful of Poe

While Poe adaptations in the 60’s belonged to Roger Corman and Vincent Price, today’s film found three European auteurs getting down and dirty with the works of Edgar Allan. Each of them present a singular and innovative look into the work of the macabre writer, and through the film was distributed in the states by […]

Kill Quentin Part III: The Final Chapter -Marriage, Revenge and Lists.

Hello Moonies, and welcome to Tuesday and the final chapter in the Kill Quentin series spotlighting the films that influenced Kill Bill 1 & 2. Today we’ll be talking a bit about a movie based off a book by Cornell Woolrich. He was the writer behind the source material for two of my favorite films […]

Beautiful Ladies of Genre: Bloody Mallory (2005) with Olivia Bonamy

When you hear about the French and horror films these days, the conversation inevitably moves towards films such as Martyrs, Ils, or Frontier(s). In 2005, director Julien Magnat embarked on a film that broke from the macabre mold and infused campy humor into the horror genre. Magnat had already come to critical acclaim in 2002 […]

Terrifying Tuesday: And Soon the Darkness (1970)

I will never go to France. Well, I suppose that is I will never go back to France. Yes, I’ve been there before, smelled the odor of Paris, walked on the damnable rocks lined beaches of Nice, and avoided anything that had a legend attached to it that would bring me back there someday. Then […]