Dario Argento is criminally underrated as a horror movie director. Deep Red, Suspiria, and Tenebre are all classics of the genre, and Bird with the Crystal Plumage is classic giallo, a type of mystery-horror-thriller popular in Italy in the sixties and seventies. Despite his impressive oeuvre, none of his films ever seem to get a wide release in the US. Because of this massive neglect, I don’t think he’s even working on a film at the current time.
I enjoyed the movie American Made. It’s the fascinating story of the scapegrace pilot Barry Seal who not only worked for the CIA when they were taking on the Sandinistas in Nicaragua but for Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cocaine cartel. Tom Cruise has a blast playing Seal, who becomes involved in all sorts of political skullduggery as he makes himself rich plying his aviation skills to work for anybody that will meet his price, whether they be crooks or politicians.
Best line: “Will you step back from my car? I’m going to start my engine.”
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A private detective hired by a disturbed horror writer to find out what happened to his wife becomes ensnared in a diabolical conspiracy involving a secretive Hollywood club that caters to movers and shakers who prefer to wear masks and remain anonymous.
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Hired to find a disturbed horror writer’s missing wife, PI Ethan Carr becomes ensnared in a nightmarish conspiracy involving wealthy members of a secretive Hollywood club, which requires all members to remain anonymous.
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A horror writer’s life spirals into a nightmare when he hires a private detective to investigate his girlfriend’s death in Force of Impact.
The French horror film Raw is a well-crafted movie, but I didn’t find it scary. It made me nauseous in parts, but I never felt scared. It was interesting to watch, mostly because of the actress Garance Marillier, who is quite intriguing. She always seems to dominate the screen. If you’re looking for scares, I wouldn’t suggest this film. It’s more of a coming-of-age story with disgusting scenes in it. As such, it is well done.
This season is off to a good start. Even though the show has politics in it, it’s not about the politics, it’s about the horror. Political events serve as a backdrop to the horror of a bloodthirsty cult menacing a small town in Michigan and, in particular, a woman, Ally, who lives there with her lesbian lover and their child. The show’s depiction of a cult evokes the Manson family’s slaughter of Sharon Tate and her friends in a Benedict Canyon mansion at 10050 Cielo Drive, which her husband Roman Polanski was renting from music talent manager Rudolph Altobelli, on a hot August night during the Summer of Love in 1969.
Absurdly and ludicrously, everybody goes crazy in Michigan after Trump beats Hillary in the presidential election, none more so than Ally, the Hillary supporter, and Kai, the Trump supporter. Ally lives in constant terror and slips in and out of psychosis. Meanwhile, Kai goes bonkers, paints his face with Cheetos, and assembles a cult of murderers, which is when the killer clowns appear and massacre a family, and the horror begins.