Today’s horror scene that I love comes from the 1994 Italian film, Dellamorte Dellamore.
Viewed out of context from the rest of the film, this is not an easy scene to explain. My suggestion is enjoy it for the beauty of the images and Rupert Everett’s mournful performance. And, if you haven’t seen it, watch Dellamorte Dellamore as soon as possible.
Today’s horror scene that I love comes from 1970’s La Vampire Nue. This film was directed by the brilliant French surrealist, Jean Rollin.
What is this scene about? To be honest, what it’s about is less important than how it looks and how it makes you feel. As a director, Jean Rollin specialized in bringing dreams and nightmare to cinematic life. (That said, as surreal as this scene may be, it’s actually one of the more straight forward moments to be found in Rollin’s filmography.)
The first trailer for Creed was released earlier today! Now, I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of boxing. Nor did I exactly love Rocky when I watched it on TCM. (That said, I’ve always secretly felt that I was a bit too glibly dismissive of it in my review.)
But you know what film I did really admire? Fruitvale Station. Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut was a powerful and disturbing look at race relations in America. It had its flaws but overall, Coogler crafted one of the best films of the decade. Equally impressive was the film’s star, Michael B. Jordan.
So for me, my interesting has been piqued because Creed is another chapter in the careers of both Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan and I can not wait to see where they go.
Okay, this might seem a little random but random is kind of my thing…
Does watching this 15 second video leave you as unsettled as it leaves me?
Seriously, I loved Juno and I’m looking forward to seeing Young Adult but the little Mandate Pictures logo seriously freaks me out. I mean…seriously. That little drummer girl is so intent and obviously passionate about her drumming but yet she has absolutely zero going on in the way of facial expressions. Looking at her, I find myself worried that she might be like that little girl from The Ring and she’s going to step out of the screen and try to kill me. Add to that, she apparently has a whole separate world trapped inside of her drum. That world is apparently full of giraffes and tourists and they all appear to be looking for a way out.