Monthly Archives: October 2013

October Horror Movie Challenge Day 28 – Horrors of Malformed Men

Horrors of Malformed Men (Japan, 1969) As Matango demonstrated earlier this month, viewing a familiar story through the lens of another culture can turn it into something new, strange and wonderful. In the case of Horrors of Malformed Men, the story is, … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge Day 27 – Images

Images (UK/USA, 1972) Mental illness is a subject that has been poorly served by horror cinema. When mentally ill characters appear, they are normally used as boogeymen, or at least as presented as creepy, volatile and invariably homicidal. The popularity … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge Day 26 – Short Night of Glass Dolls

Short Night of Glass Dolls (Italy, 1971) Until recently, my exposure to gialli was limited largely to the films of Dario Argento. This had left me with certain preconceptions of what constitutes a giallo, and one happy side-effect of this month’s … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge Day 25 – Two Eyes Staring

Two Eyes Staring (Netherlands/Belgium, 2010) As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I love horror films in all their shambling, twisted forms. If I had to choose a favourite subgenre, though, it would be the ghost story. There is nothing inherently superior about … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge Day 24 – Matango

Matango (Japan, 1963) When I was a child, one of the easiest ways to feed my growing horror addiction was to catch hold of every episode I could of any weird TV anthology series that passed through the airwaves near … Continue reading

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