Category: Clickables

Lynchables: David Lynch Has Made Some Weird Ass Commercials

All this week, in anticipation for the return of Twin Peaks,  we’re going to be featuring writing from our staff about the work of David Lynch. Adjacent to that, I’m also going to be sharing fascinating articles and videos from other sources about the scope, skill, and impact of the famed but perplexing director. And it seems only fair that I start with an article from Little White Lies, written by Audiences Everywhere’s own resident David Lynch expert Jack Godwin, who here dives into the advertising work of the patently un-commercial director. You can read the full article here...

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The Importance of Horror with LA Weekly

Last week, April Wolfe at LA Weekly wrote a gentle primer on the morality and social applicability of horror films, especially in this day and age. Not to be mistaken for some generic and newly-discovered truth, she takes the time to remind us of horror’s constant and powerful parallel with the times we live in. Horror fans have been screaming this from the rooftops since time began, so you’ll forgive me for echoing her sentiments. Right now, as genre filmmaking remains popular in all demographics, we need to treat horror with the air of importance it deserves for decoding...

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A Powerful Conversation About Loss, Recovery, Hope, and One Episode of ‘The Leftovers’

If I have one regret about being a poor television watcher, it is that I can not keep up with HBO’s The Leftovers quickly enough to write analytical recaps. Well, that’s not entirely true, I guess. My being a few episodes behind on this show is just as much about my needing time and space to process each episode as it is about my poorly kept TV schedule. The earnestness with which The Leftovers explores loss and inevitability is a pill best swallowed at one’s own customized dosage. Sometimes, television work is just too true to allow the normal...

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‘The Exorcist’ Possesses Your Television Again in Season 2

When Fox’s The Exorcist was announced, I wasn’t immediately on board. I’m not a purist, but horror television is rarely exceptional. Confined by stauncher censors and limited run times, horror television can be a bloated family-friendly value meal lacking in nutrition and compelling story. However, there are exceptions, and The Exorcist turned out to be one in a big and surprising way. Armed with a cast dedicated to giving iron-tight performances, the story of an upper-class suburban family plagued by familial possession drew viewers in with its brave — and shockingly gory at times — presentation. One of The...

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‘Nosferatu’…With Sound!

John Squires over at Bloody Disgusting has alerted us to Nosferatu -the Non Silent Film. That’s right, using Getty sound clips a group referred to as AlmapBBDO has added sound and dialogue to the most iconic and well-known vampire movie from 1922, and while I’m tempted to say don’t mess with perfection, it works. Very well. Check out the trailer and posters here. Squires writes: Nosferatu – The Non Silent Film can (and absolutely should) be watched for free over at nonsilentfilm.com, where you can interact with the sound timeline of the production and have access to each file...

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‘Let Me Make You a Martyr’ with Marilyn Manson Streaming Soon

I grew up in a household that was very against Marilyn Manson, mostly because of rumours that he’d sold his soul to the devil (not the rumour about his rib removal that spread across every single elementary school like the worst urban legend) but that didn’t bother me because I was not the rebellious type and also personally terrified of him. When Mechanical Animals came out in 1998 I remember being horrified and intrigued by the cover every time I walked into a music store. I had so many questions, and nobody could seem to answer them. Of course,...

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8 Reasons to Watch Indie Horror from NY Post

Sara Stewart over at New York Post posits that ‘we’re in a golden age for indie horror’ and she’s not wrong. The last few years has seen a resurgence of the genre bringing us some of the best horror flicks ever. Check out her 8 reasons you should be watching indie horror (and some trailers to boot) right now. In case you missed it, we have a fantastic master list of the 100 Best Horror movies of the 2000s (So Far) We like horror. A lot. It’s a legitimately great list, but I didn’t have any say in it...

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Karyn Kusama Interview with Den of Geek

Sarah Dobb over at Den of Geek recently interviewed one of the most exciting filmmakers on the horror front today, Karyn Kusama. Kusama is known to the genre for Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation, and most recently her addition to the female-led anthology XX, Her Only Living Son. Check out what she had to say about making films in politically-charged times and the barriers she faces in comparison with her male peers. Get a sneak peek at what she’s working on next, Destroyer, a crime thriller that she hopes will be “another chapter in investigating how we come to face...

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Exploring Personal Monsters with NYT

Have you ever wondered how even the wildest, most fantastical horror reflects our very real hidden fears? Of course you have, you’re a thinking person! Fear is universal and has great power, and so do the movies that harness it for us. Yesterday Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott at The New York Times had a little conversation about the nature of monsters in horror lately. It’s a great introduction for those curious or are new to the genre thanks to the recent audience-expanding success of films like Get Out, Green Room, and Split (welcome!) They examine what might be...

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Mexican Horror Roundups for Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Bloody Disgusting put together a little list of 5 underseen Mexican horror movies for you to check out today. Mexico is one of my favourite regions putting out horror thanks to its tendency to get wonderfully weird and frightfully dramatic at the best moments. If that’s not enough for you, here’s a list of 10 more from Rebekah McKendry at Blumhouse last year AND a list from The Bloodlust. There’s some overlap, but there’s a lot of love out there right now. If you want to be vaguely traumatized, why don’t you check out last...

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Get Hyped for Naomi Watts in ‘Gypsy’

I’ve been thinking about Naomi Watts a lot lately. Maybe it’s because of her upcoming part in the Twin Peaks revival, or maybe it’s because of that sly incident of revenge on public transit. Historically, for whatever the reason, when Watts has made her way onto  my radar, I find myself immediately on board (even a disappointing trip to the theatre to see Shut In, but we won’t talk about that.) Her work and performances in the past have shown she’s capable of understanding the nuances of human behaviour and fantasy, and that’s why it’s perfect she’s cast as...

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Check Out This Incredible Star Wars and the Beatles Mashup From Palette-Swap Ninja

This year sees 40 years since the release of Star Wars and 50 years since the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. To celebrate Palette-Swap Ninja has created, after five years of toil, the ultimate mash up between the epics from George Lucas and the Lads from Liverpool. Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans is an incredible feat of editing, writing, and musical talent. It mashes up the plot of Star Wars with the tracks of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to create something brand new and incredibly familiar. The amount of work that Palette-Swap Ninja...

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The Film Stage Interviews ‘The Endless’ Directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson

Fans of Spring and Resolution are rejoicing the duo’s upcoming horror/sci-fi thriller The Endless, a story of two brothers who return to their cult to find maybe everybody isn’t as crazy as they first thought. The two write, direct, and star in The Endless, and if their previous work is any indicator, they’ve got the chemistry to make something great. This one is high on my anticipation list and the more I hear about it, the higher it climbs. Jared Mobarak over at The Film Stage got a chance to interview Moorhead and Benson about their upcoming flick, check...

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Folk Horror Rises Again in a New Essay in The Guardian

Yesterday, Michael Newton at The Guardian delivered a breakdown of one of my favourite subgenres: folk horror. Check out this “journey into the dark heart of the English countryside” as he examines its history and predicts its return, while remaining thoughtful about its effect. Newton writes: They may lurch into the ludicrous, but with surprising earnestness these films nonetheless play out a three-way philosophical debate: between enlightened rationalism, orthodox Christianity and renewed paganism. Sex is at the heart of this debate: just as these films both adore and recoil from natural beauty, so human loveliness entrances and repels them....

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New Video Offers a Thoughtful Guide on Dealing With Offensive Art With Empathy

The creator of StrucciMovies was one of my first discoveries in my introduction to the culture of “film Twitter.” The YouTube video series is now one of my favorite sources of analysis for film and film-peripheral media, largely because it hits all of the points that I tend to trumpet as necessary and, in some cases, largely lacking in the content-heavy film corner of the internet. StrucciMovies presents analytical essays that exhibit high quality work and well-thought insight, a commitment to inclusiveness in the discussion, and an aversion to both elitism and lazy, insubstantial click-ready content. The channel’s latest...

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