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  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    I decided to end tonight's marathon with another pickup from this month's Criterion Collection sale, Herk Harvey's Carnival of Souls. I've wanted to see this film for a long time now, but every time I've gone to pick up a copy it was either unavailable or I ended up getting something else instead. Now that I finally have one, it instantly jumped to near the top of my watchlist-- and I had very high expectations for it, so I went…

  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    I've been hesitant to even attempt a review for Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust for the entire time I've had a Letterboxd account. It's an immensely complex film that is simultaneously incredibly powerful and wildly hypocritical, inarguably one of the most important films the horror or exploitation genres have ever produced, and incomparably confrontational in a manner that completely demands the viewer's attention. It has been labeled the most controversial film ever made, and it's nearly impossible to disagree with that…

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  • Fatal Termination

    Fatal Termination

    I've always said that the Italian cannibal cycle of films (particularly Cannibal Holocaust) is the most irresponsible era of filmmaking of all time, but that title seems less certain every time I delve deeper into the world of Hong Kong's Category III films and the exploitation films that preceeded the rating's existence. Actor safety and brazen animal cruelty were never something filmmakers seemed to really care about to any great extent at that time, and even though I tend to…

  • Black Cat II

    Black Cat II

    I really have no idea how I feel about Stephen Shin's Black Cat II. Watching it immediately after the original film is a truly bizarre experience, to the point that I almost feel as though I have given myself whiplash from the entire ordeal. The two films couldn't possibly be further apart in terms of both style and tone, and attempting to process the idea of them being tied into the same series is a Herculean task in my eyes.…

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  • Christine

    Christine

    It's kind of crazy to think that a John Carpenter adaptation of a Stephen King novel could ever be one of the most underappreciated in either's filmography, but I think that it's probably fair to say that that's the case for Christine. Carpenter probably has eight or nine films that get discussed more regularly than this one, at least in more recent years-- and I don't know what a reasonable number would be for King's adaptations, but I think ten…

  • The Farmer's Daughters

    The Farmer's Daughters

    Before I move on to Pearl, I decided to watch the The Farmer's Daughters short first. It's included as a bonus feature on the bluray release of X.

    The short is just an assembled version of the various segments of the pornographic film that the characters were working on in X, so there isn't any new footage or anything here. It is entertaining to see it in sequential order, though-- it's exactly as ridiculous as expected.

    It's kind of interesting…