At The Final Girls, Emily Black writes about grief, mental illness and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014). “The film begs the question, what happens when women care for those around them, neglecting their own mental health in the process?” (Thanks, Christine)
Meredith Lewis has shared an extract from her new book, Ask For The Moon: Innovation At Shaw Brothers Studios: “Chopsocky flicks have a dire reputation among most of us Westerners. The average man on the street thinks of badly made films, peopled by corny actors in silly wigs, […]
Friend of the Gutter Andrew Nette writes about a cache of pulp magazines discovered in Melbourne. Click through for more–and pictures! “The magazines were published in 1936 and 1937 – just before import restrictions were introduced – making them just over 80 years old. As you can see […]
Check out the line up for this year’s Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival! The Predator! Halloween! Climax! Diamantino! Nekrotronic! Assassination Nation! The Man Who Feels No Pain! The Wind! In Fabric! The Stand Off At Sparrow Creek! (Nice job, Pete!)
In the real world, I generally think vigilante justice and conceptually literal revenge are a bad idea. So why does Khoon Bhari Maang, a 1988 Bollywood remake of (and improvement on) the 1983 Australian miniseries Return to Eden, make me abandon my own moral code? Why is it so fun […]
NY Magazine discusses the no longer so secret gay history of the Babadook. And they interview Tim Purcell, who played the Babadook in the film. Plus, here’s drag queen Lucy Balls performing as the Babadook at Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns!