Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…
In Theodore Roszak's novel Flicker, a small group of hardcore cinephiles and one poor date who happened to be along for the ride watch a newly-unearthed film by the mysterious director Max Castle. It is described as a black and white nightmare, not overtly horror-themed but oppressive, bleak, and disturbing. When discussing the film afterward, the young woman whose primary interests lie outside cinema flatly states that the film was "enough to put you off sex for life."
Tonight I was finally able to realize a longtime dream: Screening Van Nuys Blvd. on the big screen with a whole bunch of my friends. I love this movie so much, and I love to share it with people, and I'm so so so excited that we were able to show it to a bunch of people who had never seen it before and had no idea what to expect. Some day I may write a lot about what keeps…
We're coming up on the five-year anniversary of shooting our goofy little movie, and I just finished some work on an appropriately goofy project that required I watch the whole movie again. And will require me to watch it at least one more time.
Fun fact: I still haven't seen any movie as many times I saw Finding Nemo back when I worked at Target and our Target Video Network tape broke one month so we just played Finding Nemo over and over and over again until the next one was delivered. But this one is probably a respectable second place at this point.
A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:
1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.
2. The human gestational period is 9 months.
5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.
8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."
9. It is considered poor…
After seeing a lot of people inexplicably claiming that this movie--in which a supernatural evil terrorizes a family isolated in an unforgiving wilderness--is "not a horror movie," I felt compelled to write a piece on horror gatekeeping: medium.com/@rabbitroom/this-is-why-we-can-t-have-nice-things-the-witch-and-horror-fandom-s-gatekeepers-b2c0bb0d8f9a#.qhrribivj