Been too lazy to write full reviews, so some short thoughts on a few recent viewings:
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
Suspiria is one of those films that will take your breath awake. I appreciate it’s visual expression… the almost child-like naivity of the characters. The style is the film, but I almost wished they were used with a little more darkness… The battle of the Italian horror masters, Argento vs. Bava. I prefer the paranoia of Bava, but I need to see more from both. I wish I liked it more.
Black Sunday (Bava, 1960)
I want to have sex with Barbara Steele… my god, so sexy.
The rest of the movie is pretty good too, great atmosphere, incredible sets, and lots of creepy.The dub is a little distracting, but it feeds into the dreamy atmosphere. I love how they move from set to set, and scene to scene… it’s really like a nightmare. I love it SO MUCH.
Onibaba (Kaneto Shindô, 1964)
Sexual frustration is a *****! It’ll drive people to do some pretty inconceivable things. War and sex, they rule all.
Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974)
Black Christmas is a pitch-perfect horror film. The editing, especially with sound are incredibly effective. For a film set during the holiday season, it could not be more bleak, or more cold. I am never looking at a telephone in the same way. I am frankly terrified.