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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Before I fawn over the second installment I had to rewatch the first. Just in case I’d missed something that makes so many people like this one better. I must have blinked and missed it. Sure this one has ‘the scares’ I suppose, as the discovery of the body bundle is a very tense scene, but all in all I find this one boring. Maybe it’s due to having the very few people on screen not be very interesting to me. Maybe it’s the long and clunky chase sequences. Unsure, but one thing that I do like is the slow tease introduction to The Creeper.

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So it has been a while but here is a new episode of Dead Cells where I get in line for the Death Parade.

A nice dark and brooding series from 2015 that gets a little Twilight Zone, like all good creepy anime do. Not a hell of a lot of blood here, save two episodes I highlight. Catch this one on Funimation or Hulu and catch me on Dead Air podcast.

If there is anything you think I should be watching, let me know here, on http://nightface.ca or @typicallydia on twitter, instagram, facebook and tumblr. Theme by Trent Reznor – Head Down from The Slip, used under creative commons – Thank you for listning!

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Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~ http://ift.tt/1SI6coh

Before you listen to episode 53 of the Dead Air Podcast we have one question for you. Who are you connected to? The question that resonates with our characters as Japan is hit with an unprecedented wave of inexplicable suicides. Seemingly happy and well adjusted people ending their own lives en masse have the police force baffled and grasping for explanations. Stranger still is the grisly clues being left behind. The horrific events can’t seem to squash the national success of Dessert; a Japanese Idol band whose fun infectious tunes have everyone dancing but, of course these two things couldn’t be connected, could they? Also, Wes and Lydia answer fan questions about what sort of horror movie they would like to make.

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typicalfilm – Baskin

April 14, 2016
By lydia in films, horror, music

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Baskin (2015)

Not only is this another that you really need to see to be able to understand, it’s another film that is wonderfully covered on the amazing BindTortureKast. I found the first half mesmerizing… and that says a lot about how I reacted to the second half which is best described as hypnotic. Along with the interplay of colour, sound, gore and grime you have impeccable performances by basically every single person. The stand out star playing The Father could not have been a better choice. It seems the role, if not the entire film, was written for him. From the shorts on Evrenol’s site and the video that introduces us to this world, this filmmaker hopefully sticks with us in horror for a long time to come. It’s not a Hellraiser-ish place as many reviews have hinted at, so I’m glad I avoided those views and instead laughed along with the mainstream critics who obviously had no idea what they were in for but seemed to be secretly hoping for the next Bone Tomahawk.

Ottawa humans! This film will be at the Mayfair Theatre on April 27 and 28, presented by my pals at Zombieinfo.com!

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Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~ http://ift.tt/1MkDz40

Episode 52 is exactly what you think it is! We’re back in the 80’s and it feels like we never left. This time to take on one of Lydia’s favourite movies from her childhood. The classic slasher Pieces! A seemingly normal college is under siege by a trench-coated ne’er-do-well with a penchant for carving up nubile co-eds with a chainsaw. An intense investigation goes underway to stop this madman before any more fall victim. Full of insane kills and inexplicable scenes this movie is as fun as it is inscrutable!

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InsideTheWhoreInside The Whore (2012)

Where would I be without Bind Torture Kast… well, I’d not be Inside The Whore, at least, I’m sure. This was one of those films that I’d not seen nor heard of until they reviewed it and man, am I glad they did! Beyond found-footage and mocumentary, Reinert Kiil heard you like meta on your meta so this ‘special feature’ is an addendum to his 2009 film ‘Hora’. That’s one I still thought I would skip even though I enjoyed Inside The Whore like mad – then I read that the sound engineer for Apoptygma Berzerk did the soundtrack and got curious. Maybe someday, Hora. For now I’m happy with the mindfuck that is this film. Wanna follow the worst film crew on the worst set filming the worst movie on their worst days where most meet their worst end? Well, except Mister Kiil since I think this is the star/director’s birthday and christmas all rolled into one beer-stained carpet and dumped somewhere in the bushes. There is no describing this film outside of the BTK review, as it really must be seen for the full effect.

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The Awakening (2011)

For those that maybe didn’t like The Haunting, this may cheer you up. While not based on The Turn Of The Screw or The Haunting of Hill House, this film has much of the same atmosphere. Jackson and James would be proud. While I never enter a film trying to ‘hack the twist’ having watched as many ghostly haunting pictures one can’t help but try. The test is when it doesn’t even matter if you do or don’t but still enjoy the entire movie. Seeing 1920s ghostbusters in action for the win! And a lady ghostbuster! Take that, internet!

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The Girl in the Photographs  (2015)

A partially posthumous production of Wes Craven, I had maybe expected a film with the choppy pace of his other work, and perhaps a quirky cast. Not so. If it was not the other production and directorial members taking their own tack, he seems to have reached down to his original rotten roots with this. A home invasion stalker-slasher film is best served slowly with a slight chill, and that is just what I got. By the end, I was sufficiently creeped out, not only by the atmosphere of the second half, but the demeanor of the comic in the cast. Very effective I thought, though I’m sure some would argue. A very fun film, for me, and fairly gory by typical theatre standards.

 

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Gather under the sluice grate, for the latest Dead Air podcast episode has been mucked off the slab ~ http://ift.tt/1ZSlCfm

It may be April GHOULS day but this episode of Dead Air is no joke. Although, the movie is pretty funny I guess. Wes and Lydia discuss the triumphant return to horror for legendary director Sam Raimi with; Drag Me to Hell. In order to impress her boss for her next big promotion a young, kindhearted loan officers decides to get tough on an elderly woman way behind her mortgage payments. Desperate to stay in her home the old woman begs and pleads but going against her very nature young Christine says no. Angry and humiliated the woman curses her that in three days she will be dragged to hell to be devoured by the demon Lamia. Time is running out for Christine and she must figure out a way to reverse the curse but with her personal and professional life crumbling down around her it’s hard to tell where life stops and Hell begins. Sam Raimi is true to form in this outrageous, ooey gooey horror comedy.

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typicalfilm – Decay

April 3, 2016
By lydia in films, horror, movies

decayDecay (2015)

This one doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention, and now that I’ve seen it I’m not sure why. Startlingly atmospheric for a film revolving around one man and his new cadaver, I found it a really touching story. Mental illness is sometimes treated poorly in film, especially horror. I’ve my gripes with stereotypes and while this shows OCD fixations to a nearly comic degree, it serves to reflect the dire state of the main characters mental state. There are elements tied into the end that smack of cliche though I find them drowned with the visual and aural creativity put into building the world that Jonathan is willingly trapped in. Apparently this is based on a true story so I’ll be poking around to find more on that.

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