Heidi Hawthorne The Lords of Salem Watercolor Illustration

#28: The Lords

Time for another big-ass load of feminism. Hold onto your butts. The Lords of Salem Have you come here to stick your nosy cock inside her head and fuck her brain, Mr. Matthias? This is unabashedly my favorite movie of the last couple years. I’ve been a believer in Rob Zombie as a game changing filmmaker…

Doll Face Woman The Strangers Watercolor Illustration

#27: Other People

No, this isn’t the movie you were looking for. The Strangers -Why are you doing this to us? -Because you were home. Let me start by telling you a sad, sad story about how Netflix dupes me on the daily. Yes, I should have checked to make sure Beyond the Black Rainbow was still streaming. Yes, I…

Eleanor The Haunting Watercolor Illustration

#16: Eleanor

Netflix delivered. My favorite haunted house movie is here. And lucky for me, it’s quite the fairy tale, and it takes us very nicely into a full weekend of – my favorite favorite – lady horror. Let’s do it. The Haunting (1963) Everybody has a right to run away. I’m not usually one to advocate…

Oculus Mirror Watercolor

#9: The Lasser Glass

Right off the bat, Oculus looked like a movie I’d avoid at all costs. People with white eye contacts and spooky mirrors don’t really scream “this will be good” to me. And the last time I gave in to that marketing gimmick (Oh, Keifer, why’d you do Mirrors?), I really hated myself afterward. But I had…

Grudge Kayako Ghost Girl Watercolor

#7: Yurei, Onryo, Ghost

Why am I watching The Grudge? Couldn’t I at least pay the Japanese some respect and watch Ju-on? The answer is simple: I never intended to watch The Grudge, my copy of The Haunting (1963) has yet to arrive, and my boyfriend happens to, for some inexplicable reason, own a copy of the 2004 American remake…

The Shining Elevator Doors Illustration

#6: The Overlook Hotel

You’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t you? I have. The Shining “I wish we could stay here forever. And ever. And ever.” I believe The Shining to be a perfect film. By this I mean, there is not a frame out of place. A line of dialogue that shouldn’t be there. An expression, a look,…

Haunting Connecticut Ghost

#5: Funeral Home

I don’t want to pretend that this is great cinema (I didn’t really pretend that with Phantasm, either). But to get to the truly extraordinary, we can’t just ignore the ordinary. Because ordinary, basic, popular film is what provides the foundation for really bizarre and life altering work to be made. There’s nothing new here. It’s not the…

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