Yeah, and there are only two werecats in “Sleepwalkers.” And the original “Cat People” from the 40’s is a classic. “Sleepwalkers” is just garbage.

Though if you’re into werecats and incest… it still really sucks.

Yeah, and there are only two werecats in “Sleepwalkers.” And the original “Cat People” from the 40’s is a classic. “Sleepwalkers” is just garbage.

Though if you’re into werecats and incest… it still really sucks.

Antichrist (from which above screencaps are from) was written and directed by Lars Von Trier, who makes nothing but difficult-to-watch films. I actually wouldn’t categorize them as horror, though Antichrist certainly comes very close.

I actually recommend seeing a film like Dancer in The Dark first, so you can can a better feel for the kind of fascinating experimentation coupled with human tragedy Von Trier goes for without the insanity you’ll get in Antichrist. The first half of the latter is pretty standard, though with beautiful imagery and a man and a woman referred only to as, respectively, man and woman. But once that fox literally tells you shit’s about to go down, you’ll find out he is not pulling anyone’s chain.

I had a disagreement with someone about this movie - while the pure filmmaking prowess compels her to watch whatever future movies Von Trier puts out, she called this the most misogynistic movie she’s ever seen. I actually consider the point of the movie the idea that women in Western mythology are ironically but without celebration the real martyrs, and how that truth is reflected in our society’s makeup, while that underlying hypocrisy remains absolutely ignored.

I have the chance to see his new film, Nymphomaniac, on the big screen at the IFC film center… maybe I’ll just stream it on Netflix, someday.

Preview sketches in progress for comic. When a writer gives me a bunch of pages and thumbnails to go by, my favorite kind to illustrate are the ones with little dialogue where people hit each other.

(In the third panel, I had just noticed that the wrong belt was on top. I erased it in order to finish later, but it just looks like I’m censoring something in that classic, not to subtle manga way. Needs a black stripe.)

Preview sketches in progress for comic. When a writer gives me a bunch of pages and thumbnails to go by, my favorite kind to illustrate are the ones with little dialogue where people hit each other.

(In the third panel, I had just noticed that the wrong belt was on top. I erased it in order to finish later, but it just looks like I’m censoring something in that classic, not to subtle manga way. Needs a black stripe.)

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You know your shit, if you’re namedropping Serbian Film.I really liked the Evil Dead remake and Mama. The Descent was pretty strong, but also interesting being one of the very few feminist horror films I can think of. If you like Quarantine, I highly recommend [REC]. It’s of course very similar, but the horror elements, final creature at the end of the film, and the underlying twist are just much more enjoyable.For anyone reading this: don’t watch Serbian Film. No joke - I’m not goading you. It will just make you feel terrible.I don’t tend to watch horror films for the gross stuff, but if a great horror movie is incredibly gross and disturbing, then I’ll still give it a chance just because of the filmmaking craft involved - a lot of great filmmakers started in the genre. On the other hand, a good drama or comedy can often just be forgettable after a bit of time unless it’s really something special. Horror, on the other hand, can offer memorable gags and a visceral entertainment experience, even with a predictable narrative and uninspired characters.

You know your shit, if you’re namedropping Serbian Film.

I really liked the Evil Dead remake and Mama. The Descent was pretty strong, but also interesting being one of the very few feminist horror films I can think of. If you like Quarantine, I highly recommend [REC]. It’s of course very similar, but the horror elements, final creature at the end of the film, and the underlying twist are just much more enjoyable.

For anyone reading this: don’t watch Serbian Film. No joke - I’m not goading you. It will just make you feel terrible.

I don’t tend to watch horror films for the gross stuff, but if a great horror movie is incredibly gross and disturbing, then I’ll still give it a chance just because of the filmmaking craft involved - a lot of great filmmakers started in the genre. On the other hand, a good drama or comedy can often just be forgettable after a bit of time unless it’s really something special. Horror, on the other hand, can offer memorable gags and a visceral entertainment experience, even with a predictable narrative and uninspired characters.