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House Hausu

House (Hausu) 1977, What was that about?

The fairy tale plot of House On paper, House (Hausu) appears to be a pure horror fairy-tale by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Obayashi’s tale begins with Angel (nicknamed Gorgeous), a cute Japanese schoolgirl who lost her mother many years earlier. She is close to her father until he surprises her with his...

Scott Pilgrim Quiz

Try the Scott Pilgrim Fan Quiz

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a fantastic film, and I always look for an excuse to talk about it. It is one of those films in which you see or hear something new each time you watch it. The film is clever. The dialogue is quotable. There are clues...

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock, Rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

What is Rock ‘n’ Roll High School? Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is the story of exuberant Riff Randell (P.J. Soles), a self-titled “rock and roller.” She is also a massive fan of the punk rock band the Ramones. She shows her fervor and enthusiasm at Vince Lombardi High by...

Susspiria

Suspiria: One of Anthony Bourdain’s Favorites

I chose our latest cult movie for two reasons. One, If you are a fan of the late Anthony Bourdain (I am), you may have heard him mention Suspiria.He was a significant film enthusiast, and it is one of his most referenced films.[1] Secondly, a remake of Suspiria starring Tilda...

John Hughes

John Hughes Teen Angst Film Quiz

John Hughes Teen Angst is the anger you feel against the world. You start to rebel against people in your life. You may start to realize that things aren’t always what you hoped they would be. You feel cheated and lied to by the world. Between 1984-1987 the director\producer John Hughes...

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko Has a demonic looking 6-foot tall bunny-rabbit name Frank ever told you that the world will end—in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds? Me neither, and that may be a good thing because it happens to Donnie Darko. Donnie is a cynical, highly intelligent, disturbed teenage...

The Warriors

Warriors, come out to play-ay-ay!

The Warriors Hearing a clicking sound like a Vegas slot machine, I look over and see my wife’s eyes spinning back in her head. I know it has something to do with me watching The Warriors…well, watching it again for the uncountable time. The clicking leads us to our next...

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude, A Love Story

It is daddy-daughter time, so I pick today’s cult classic. I selected it especially for her. She is cool enough to get it, plus, little does she know, she will shed a few tears (she hates that). Maybe I should warn her, but anyway, I push play, and Harold and...

Freaks

The Freaks Come Out at Night

Tod Browning, Dracula, and Freaks Tod Browning was a young director specializing in horror and the macabre. His most famous work is the 1931 horror classic Dracula. The film led to other Universal Studio monsters like Frankenstein and the Wolfman. It also inspired the vampire phenomenon still popular today. The...

Basket Case

Basket Case: Say Hello to My Little Friend

Flipping through the less than exciting options on my television, a movie catches my eye: Chasing Banksy. I watch the last half of the film. As luck would have it, it is disappointing. The credits begin to roll and I see a familiar name. It is director Frank Henenlotter, known for directing...