Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spooky Movies: Kairo (2001)

Well, Spooktober is drawing to a close. It’s certainly been a new experience for me; I’ve written a lot more on this blog in a month than I ever have before, but I still feel a little ambivalent about the … Continue reading

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Spooky Comics: Witch Doctor

I’m going to change the pace a bit and talk about some comics. I don’t consider myself a big comic fan, but thanks to my job I’ve leafed through a fair number of them over the years. While I’ve got … Continue reading

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Spooky Movies: Lost Highway (1997)

Looking over the movies I’ve written about for Spooktober, one of the few commonalities I’ve noticed is that they owe a debt of influence to David Lynch. Mr. Jones, as I mentioned, borrows a lot from Lost Highway, while there … Continue reading

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Spooky Movies: The Midnight Swim (2015)

A few months back, I got some recommendations to see a little-known Australian movie called Lake Mungo (d. Joel Anderson, 2008). Shot entirely in the style of a documentary, the film follows a family over a year as they deal … Continue reading

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Spooky Movies: Grace: The Possession (2014)

I picked up Grace: The Possession, Jeff Chan’s 2014 directorial debut, solely on the strength of its premise: a demonic possession movie shot entirely in the first person. While such a stylistic choice raises all sorts of questions about metatextuality … Continue reading

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Spooky Movies: Mr. Jones (2013)

Mr. Jones is the first film written and directed by Karl Mueller, and as such it’s a very small, stripped-down feature. The film begins with artsy young couple Scott (Jon Foster) and Penny (Sarah Jones) taking off into the backwoods … Continue reading

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