Mandy and the Year that Broke Reality (October 8th): You knew this one was coming. We're going to dive deep into this modern horror landmark and the very strange and surreal year that inspired it. We'll touch on the inimitable career of one Nicolas Coppola, the bizarre worldview of Panos Cosmatos and the deep, deep undercurrents that conspired to break reality forever.
The Enochian Horror of Requiem and A Dark Song (October 15th): Traditional occultism lies at the heart of these two instant classics, both of which are essentially documentaries more than anything else. Objectively they might be classified as folk horror but both boast a level of detail that set them apart from the pack. We may even briefly touch upon some of the curious Frasejacency in Requiem...
An Introduction to Folk Horror (October 22nd): Some of my favorite films fall into this genre, which came into its own with the legendary Wicker Man back in 1973. But there are so many must-see films and TV series in a similar vein and we'll take a look at them, their effect on the culture at large and what they portend as the world rapidly repaganizes.
The Secret Sun Guide to The Shining (October 29th): Our Kubrick Deep Dive series marches on with a closer look at this 1980 horror staple. We'll look at the stories behind it and how the careers of Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King and Jack Nicholson all converged at this nexus of time and space. We'll look at little deeper into the tragic history of co-star Shelley Duvall and how the abuse she suffered on The Shining set contributed to her final break with reality.
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