Category: Unholy Matrimony

Nightmother’s Unholy Matrimony, October 2017

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year. Horror fans all over the world rejoice at the crisp leaves, the ever-expanding pumpkin fields, and the witch’s brew simmering on the stove. This month we’re going hard for Halloween, a boon of celebration for our regular Unholy Matrimony. Read on for horror recommendations and stay awhile, there’s a lot to eat. Need to catch up, or missed the last monthly recommendations? Just click here. Something Old: The Sender (1982) A man awakens near a family park, disoriented and seemingly afraid. He walks quietly through families enjoying the sun, placing...

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Nightmother’s Unholy Matrimony, September 2017

Hey all, we have an investigative flavour happening this month which is kind of cool and unplanned. Very Blotter-esque. Dish up! Need to catch up, or missed the last monthly recommendations? Just click here. Something Old: The Ugly (1997) The ‘90s were a weird time for horror, but there are some hidden gems out there. For awhile we talked about how it’s the “worst” decade for the genre, now we talk a lot about how we talked about that but were wrong. Just like low-rise jeans. Anyway, this hidden gem came out of New Zealand in 1997. I’m recommending...

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Nightmother’s Unholy Matrimony – August 2017

Welcome back! Let’s eat. Something Old: Dolls (1987) Slow days at work mean I get to trawl the horror section to watch whatever lies at the bottom of the genre barrel – or, more usually, hidden gems that sit in my blind spot. I peeked at the cover of Dolls a few weeks ago on a slow day at work – “They walk, they talk, they kill.” – and put it on in the background. Whenever my I glanced at the screen, something wacky caught my eye. The moment I saw a child’s teddy bear come to life and...

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Nightmother Unholy Matrimony, July 2017

Hey, remember this? It’s back. Need to catch up on how this union works? Check out the first post here. For the rest of you, welcome back, please close your eyes and open your mouth. Something Old: Lunacy (2005) There is no anniversary or notable callback to Jan Svankmajer’s Lunacy, but it’s this month’s Something Old because I said so, which seems like a very Nightmotherly thing to say. “What you are about to see is a horror film,” Svankmajer’s introduction begins, a moment of clarity to hold onto as the rest of the movie unwinds quite fittingly to...

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Nightmother’s Unholy Matrimony, June 2017

Hi. Welcome to Nightmother’s new monthly horror post where I (your Nightmother, obviously) bring us together in unholy matrimony with the time-honoured tradition of collecting Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Bleu. Just stay with me here; it’s gonna be really good. Since this is our inaugural post, I’ll provide a little breakdown so you know what to generally expect. Something Old will feature an old horror movie that may be celebrating an anniversary of some kind, or a renewed relevance. For example, this month’s entry is Wait Until Dark which was released 40 years ago this...

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