Catherine Valmont and “Jesus Christ, Crucified”

Hazel Motes … to know him is to … um, never forget him, that’s for sure!

Grindhouse Theology

[This originated as a set of illustrations for a sermon I wrote, repurposed for a blog post since I was incredibly sick the last two weeks.]

One of my favorite movies is a French zombie film from the 1980s called Living Dead Girl. It’s about a young woman named Catherine Valmont who is accidentally brought back to life when a barrel of toxic waste is spilled on her grave. But she does not come back the same as she used to be.

When she was alive, she was well-loved. The whole French countryside was better for her presence there. This is not the woman who comes back from the grave. She comes back as a zombie, for lack of a better word, and we all know what zombies do.

What makes matters worse, though, is that she doesn’t lose her personality. She’s not mindless, like the ones…

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Welsh Folklore: Llyn Cwm Llwch, the Invisible Island of the Tylwyth Teg and other Legends

Just ahead of #FolkloreThursday …

Under the influence!

This work was originally posted on the website of #FolkloreThursday 29th June 2017 titled:  Welsh Lake Legends and Folklore: Llyn Cwm Llwch and the Door of the Tylwyth Teg  by zteve t evans

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Llyn Cwm Llwch is a small Welsh lake that is situated in the Brecon Beacons of Powys. It is associated with some rather strange legends and folklore, three of which I will discuss. The first of these legends involves a dangerous old woman. The second involves the Tylwyth Teg and an invisible island, and the third tells how an attempt to drain the lake was prevented by some kind of otherworldly guardian who appeared from the lake. He issued a warning, mysteriously invoking the token of the cat as evidence of his powers which told a rather peculiar story about the drowning of an unfortunate feline.

The Old Woman of…

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Insidious: The Last Key is Good-Natured and Not Very Good

Good analysis of a franchise that may be running on fumes. #Insidious

Grindhouse Theology

The Insidious films are not what they used to be. The editor knew as much: The title card pops up unceremoniously in bold cartoon lettering, a mere impression of the bombastic opening frames of the earliest entries in the series, and an unflattering one at that.

The studio knew as well: Originally slated for an October 2017 release, Blumhouse pushed The Last Key back to January, the annual dumping ground for movies whose distributors don’t believe in them, and replaced it with Happy Death Day.

Continuing the trend of going backwards in time, we open with a fifteen-minute detour into Elise’s childhood, and already the film wears its flaws on its sleeve.

I have complained in previous articles about the unfortunate results of this particular franchise’s runaway success. The first two films are among the best American-made horror flicks of the 2000s, and they are not my cup of…

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(SPOILERS) “Friend Request” Ending Explained — Horror Freak News

Now available on Blu-ray/DVD is Friend Request, a techno-terror number produced hot on the heels of Unfriended in an attempt to cash in on the next big trend in horror. Though completed in 2014, it didn’t hit US Theaters until late last year. If that makes you apprehensive about the overall quality of Friend Request,…

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The Delightful Zombie Christmas Musical ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Finally Has Distribution!!! — Welcome to Moviz Ark!

Get ready for the Christmas zombie musical you didn’t know you needed in your life, Anna and the Apocalypse finally has a distributor! The unlikely genre hybrid from director John McPhail debuted at Fantastic Fest last year, earning critical buzz and becoming one of the persistent audience favorites throughout the fest. That’s because it’s delightful, not to […]

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