Film Review: Alice (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland. REVIEW: “You must…close your eyes…otherwise…you won’t see anything.” Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer, has led an illustrious career with his surrealist films, many of which are told from the perspective of a child. He has influenced filmmakers young and old, from Terry Gilliam to the Brothers Quay with a celebrated catalog of feature and short films such as Dimensions of Dialogue, Faust, Little Orik, and Conspirators of Pleasure. … Continue reading

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Horror Short Film: The Male Game (1988)

SYNOPSIS: A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade the spectator’s flat…

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Horror Short Film: Rakvickarna (1968)

SYNOPSIS: Two puppets, Punch and Judy, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig.

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Horror Short Film: Darkness Light Darkness (1990)

SYNOPSIS: A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually, after much experimentation, sort out which part goes where.

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Horror Short Film: Meat Love (1989)

SYNOPSIS: Two pieces of meat fall in love. Directed by Jan Svankmajer.

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Horror Short Film: Food Pt1 (1992)

SYNOPSIS: Mr. Babicky, Mr. Cecil and Mr. Albert take turns eating from, and providing the services of a food dispensing machine

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Film Review: Lunacy (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum – absolute freedom versus control and punishment – within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean Berlot, a young man subject to a nightmare of being forced into a straitjacket by two orderlies, is befriended by a marquis. At the marquis’s estate, Jean witnesses a black Mass, buries someone alive, and is invited to try preventive therapy. He’s … Continue reading

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