Usually metal either takes itself way too seriously or it doesn’t take itself seriously enough and ends up being an embarrassment. But you can count on the fingers of one hand the times that metal was able to laugh at itself with success and without losing self-respect. Especially Black Metal.
Cult films and horror go hand-in-hand. The gory violence, lurid sexual overtones, and disturbing psychological themes tend to be just a bit too much for the typical movie-goer. Since horror’s earliest days, films have had to battle for their fair share of attention. These horrifying cult movies have traumatized viewers, entranced
By now any conspiracy weirdo worth his salt – I’m looking at you – has seen Room 237 – the Rodney Ascher documentary about interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 stone cold classic The Shining. Its true meaning is tied in with the genocide of Native Americans, because of the imagery
Fascination with horror movies spans generations, race, and gender, and those of us who do more than scratch the surface of the genre inevitably find one of the most renowned (or reviled) films: Cannibal Holocaust. Directed by Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust is an exemplar of the Italian horror genre in
Twisted minds, The Taboo, The Unknown, Pushing Sexual Boundaries are the kinds of thoughts that come to my mind when I think about where certain punks went creatively in the mid 80’s. I was a teenager when I realized that the older heads around me were into shit that I just
In the present, it seems like the unholy revenant known as the Vampire has been gentrified into nothing but a twinkly teen heartthrob, but sometimes a coffin opens to a crepuscular creep show that is unforgettable. The Transfiguration destroys the vampire film and regurgitates it into fresh blood. Be warned