CREEPSHOW! My review of the new, rather sumptuous Blu-ray is over at Electric Sheep – such dazzling presentation turned a movie I’d always considered, as Popeye would say, mediocum, into quite an enjoyable experience.
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When I wrote my review of James Wan’s THE CONJURING for Electric Sheep Magazine, I was under the impression it was a simple work of fiction. This in spite of the warning at the beginning of the movie saying “based on a true story.” The hep Edinburgh audience laughed at that, all of us assuming this was simply a piece of FARGO-style hucksterism.
Apparently it isn’t — the Christian ghost-hunters depicted in the film are real people who claim this stuff really happened, and they’ve got the family depicted in the film believing it too. Which makes the movie’s slightly worrisome fundamentalist subtext slightly more worrisome. So when reading the review, please add italics in your mind to the more critical passages to try to intensify the concern.
A striking image from TABOOR, a film of striking images.
Pamela Jahn and I have written a round-up of films seen at Edinburgh International Film Festival for Electric Sheep Magazine (providing a Deviant View of Cinema). They’re initialed, which robs you of the mental exercise of guessing who wrote which, but saves you the frustration if you don’t like that kind of thing.