Rotten Tomatoes approved critic, owner/EIC of Gayly Dreadful, co-host of the Scarred for Life Podcast and editor of We Are Horror.
Review from Telluride Horror Show:
When I’m asked why I love horror so much, I typically explain how horror, more than any other genre, can tackle an issue and present it in a way that’s both enlightening and exciting. Adding the veneer of horror to a story frees the filmmaker to really dive into the subject matter and create something that transcends real life.
Take the fairy tale aspect of Pan’s Labyrinth, for example. Guillermo del Toro frames an examination…
The helicopter sails over a desolate landscape. Its destination is a beautiful modern home; a colorful oasis in the otherwise brown desert. The camera closes in on a young woman as she departs the copter. It keeps low, focusing on her short skirt, her legs, her ass. She’s all bright colors; pink and sex. She sucks on a lollypop. Her neon star earrings bounce as she walks. She oozes sexuality and the camera eats it up. It languishes on her…