Won't rest until I've seen every Eurohorror film that's worth a damn.
A perfectly absurd mixture of the American slasher and the Italian giallo, released years after the prime time of either genre but somehow with enough quality to keep up with the best of both. And the only film that has the killer donning a giant owl mask as he slaughters his victims. Fucking superb.
I actually wanna highlight some of the characters and writing (might be the first time I've ever wanted to do that with an Italian horror film…
As per usual for anthology films, it's inconsistent but still varied enough keep my interest. Since this predates Blood and Black Lace, is this Mario Bava's first major attempt at utilising the vibrant colour schemes that his later films, and the entire giallo genre, would come to be known for? All three segments showcase Bava's skills with diverse styles and atmospheres (leaning mostly on his gothic and giallo sensibilties) and you can just get the sense that the visions he…
Me after watching Enter the Void: "Man, it'd be great if Gaspar Noe could make a film with these peak levels of audio/visual intensity but could also sustain that energy for its entire duration."
Me after watching Climax: "Ayyyyyyyyyy."
A celebration of the liberating power of dance, delivered the way only Gaspar Noe could. Setting the stage with a spectacularly choreographed long take of the entire 20-strong cast dancing together like absolute maniacs, Noe immediately gets the adrenaline pumping while…
Take Aggretsuko's penchant for using a cutesy exterior to explore genuine, relatable adult themes (with a distinctly Japanese cultural perspective), then make it 50% more child friendly and a million times cuter, then animate it with a stunning stop motion style instead of 2d animation. This is the result.
I'm not being hyperbolic in the slightest when I say that this is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life. The trio of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori could easily…