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BATMAN: THE OFFICIAL COMIC ADAPTATION (1989)
Art by Jerry Ordway (pencils/inks) & Steve Oliff (colors)
Words by Dennis O’Neil 

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Let me preface this by saying 1) I don’t usually like really mean-spirited highly-gory movies and 2) I don’t usually like remakes of horror classics — but if I did, it probably would be something like 2003’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

I know the original is an untouchable grisly masterpiece, but there is a gritty, snuff-film, super-sadist quality (largely to do with Marilyn Burns’s too-real performance) about it that makes it hard for me to get through. I’m a delicate flower, I know. The remake, with its elaborate special effects and sweeping cinematography, lacks this “cinema verite” quality…but holds up on its own merits, effectively showcasing the deadly collision between cultures. 

Jessica Biel is essentially a female superhero in this, getting over her initial shock at the gruesome proceedings to fuck shit up. Proceeding like a nihilistic episode of “Scooby Doo,” we get to know the victims a bit before they are savagely torn into little pieces—giving these deaths a slight bit more weight and emotional resonance than in similar films.

Again: not saying this is better than the original by any stretch of the imagination. Just saying it’s not bad (compared to, I dunnow, that WTF Nightmare on Elm Street remake).

Also, this movie has one of my fave lines, though it’s totally nonsensical and probably context-dependent: “Kemper…Kemper…Kemper…” (see, completely nonsensical).

hawxkeye:

fifty favorite fictional characters
↳ 7. Bruce Banner (The Avengers)

I got low, I didn’t see an end so I put a bullet in my mouth and the Other Guy spit it out. So I moved on. I focused on helping other people, I was good. Until you dragged me back into this freak-show and put everyone here at risk.

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philnoto:

Clara and the Doctor

CARACA!!!

julianodesousa:

philnoto:

Clara and the Doctor

CARACA!!!

I know that Clive Barker is most associated with the “Hellraiser” movies, but his 1995 film “Lord Of Illusions” is one of my favorites. It’s dripping with atmosphere and general stickiness, and uses effectively characters that are admittedly quite archetypal (the moody private eye, the strangely asexual alien-like prodigy, the crazy messiah).

Beyond all the special effects and elaborate death scenes, there’s just this pervading sense of loss and guilt—this consistent melancholy strata that seems to drive the infernal happenings that unfold. In some ways, it is reminiscent of the movie “Angel Heart,” but without that particular film’s main conceit (which would be a post for another time).

And, frankly, Scott Bakula looks freakin’ amazing in it—Bakula in his prime, often shirtless, looking fabulous in boxy-yet-tailored-pants. A shallow reason to recommend a film, I know…but yes I went there. 

I think “Equinox” is becoming one of my top 5 fave horror films of all time, and I’ll tell you why. Some films are just so consistently strange that they put you in a separate headspace, like taking drugs or purposely holding your breath until you get dizzy—this is one of those films.

At first glance, it just seems like another low-budget Sixties monster flick, especially considering the somewhat low-tech stop-motion special effects. But there is something about the sheer awkwardness of the stop-motion—and the non-fluidity of its interaction with the rest of the film—that gives the story’s central concept of encountering the uncanny a degree of power. 

A subplot with a lecherous sheriff who is really a demon (and I spoiled it for you, sorry) is also equally as powerful—at the same time that it’s over-the-top and as awkward as hell. 

It’s said that “Equinox” was the inspiration for Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead”—and it’s super-apparent that this is the case. So watch it (I believe it’s on Criterion Collection and Hulu) for that reason alone and see for yourself.

i think i’ve just had a religious moment.

i think i’ve just had a religious moment.

(via hysteriffic)

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