Via Grindhouse Theology-Us: A Dark Easter [Radha]

***SPOILER ALERT*** Continue at your own risk. God brought them together. The Messiah taught them the glory of the light. The Messiah taught them how to live in the light. The Messiah taught them how to kill their old selves and take their place in the world as newly born. The Messiah brought them […]

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Via Grindhouse Theology-The Anxieties of Co-parenting: Identity & Transitional Loss in The Hole in the Ground (2019)[Trevor]

For Ander, who is growing into a lion that knows the lion who is good but not safe Cronin’s The Hole in the Ground (2019) opens with an extreme close-up of the protagonist, Sarah (Seána Kerslake), and her glowering expression sets the tone for the slow-burn, surreal horror flick produced by A24. Similar to Jordan Peele’s Us, the […]

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Via Grindhouse Theology-I Can’t See Where I’m Going, But I’ll Walk There Anyway: The Eschatology of Bird Box [Chris]

*Spoiler alert* Over the past few years, the streaming behemoth Netflix has been investing a lot of time and financial resources into their original programming. From series to stand-up comedy specials to full-length films, Netflix has provided its viewers with a steady stream of new content to keep them busy for quite a while. In […]

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Via Grindhouse Theology-Our Holy Book is a Horror Story: A Reflection on Christians and Horror Films [Chris]

I have been a fan of horror films since I was a young kid. If memory serves me correctly, the first horror film I ever saw was The Exorcist. It seemed to me, even then, there was something more here, something which allowed for further exploration. Even as a young kid, albeit in a very […]

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Via Grindhouse Theology – The Horror of Modern Life Between Alien and Aliens

In the past month or so, I’ve been obsessing over the Alien series. When the Alien movies are good, they are very good, but that success never comes in the focus on the perfect killing machine, the titular alien. I, for one, have never been that enchanted by the alien itself. When the Alien movies […]

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Via Grindhouse Theology [Fred] Father of the Corn, But Not of the Year: Stephen King’s “1922”

What’s with you and corn, Stephen King? You got something against grains when they’re especially tall? In 1922, a movie from 2017 based on a novella by Stephen King, a farmer spends a lot of time in his corn field. Doing weird stuff. Were this Children of the Corn, you would know what I mean […]

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Truth-Telling for Unreliable Narrators: Reflections on Jennifer Lynch’s ‘Surveillance’ — Grindhouse Theology

Jennifer Lynch’s Surveillance is filled with unreliable narrators, and in that sense its characters are relatable. A fairly brief movie, at least one half of the narrative spans approximately fifteen minutes, played on repeat, through the eyes of several different characters. So it’s a bit like Kurosawa’s Rashomon, which, regrettably, I haven’t seen, and Mario […]

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