Tag Archives: Alexandre Aja

As Above, So Below + Horns

As Above, So Below + Horns

Christianity’s Satan mythology as riffed on by great new horror films. The Birthday Massacre plugs TBMChicago and The Birthday Massacre Broken Minds 2006 Bootleg! As Above, So Below’s terrifying equation. It’s time to fact check this found footage reception. The images, oh God the images. Things you see in a graveyard. Ok, that was just a Repo lyric. That guy with Horns. Backhanded compliments to the director! What Horns shares with Cosmopolis. Talking about the horns in the room. Bear or no bear, another chat about Kafka, and getting priorities straight. Hey, Alex Aja is back! Next time on Double Feature: the end of the tease. Continue reading

High Tension + Wolf Creek

High Tension + Wolf Creek

Vital splat pack! Horror at the peak of it’s class. The early 2000’s era of bullshit horror films. The Splat Pack vs Old School American Horror. The mission of spot-lit aesthetics. The flying tom tom! Lighting a pitch black scene. The infamous horror movie neck slice. Feeling used. The truck. An intervention with the end of High Tension. Greg McLean and Wolf Creek. Building a supernatural killer story arc around a regular man. Cars on the road in Australia. Deserted road car lotto. Goddamnit, not again! Continue reading

Battle Royale + The Hills Have Eyes

Battle Royale + The Hills Have Eyes

Grinding brutality. Accidental homework. Things that don’t make any goddamn sense: The 1/3 rule. The players. The game. The weapons. Kids reading maps. The unexpected flaws of a modern exploitation film. Daring to pick at the plot. Killing your girlfriend. Tabboos: Slaughtering children. A bit on Battle Royale 2. Kids have sex. Realistic children in film. Fact check on the bomb tests. Aversion to mutants. An appeal for mutants. The 70s Rottentomatoes factor. One-Uping the original. Pushing past tasteful. The Last Mimzy incident. Treading new ground. Continue reading