Tag: demons

“Onibaba: Women at War”

Friend of the Gutter Kimberly Lindbergs writes about Kaneto Shindo’s anti-war horror classic, Onibaba. “The film begins with a vicious murder. While making their way through a dense field of tall grass, two fugitive samurai are impaled on spears by hidden aggressors. Their killers are women who strip […]

Demon Seed: Rudraksh

Rudraksh (2004) is a famously terrible Bollywood movie. Since I first started watching Hindi films in 2005, I have read multiple blog posts gleefully detailing its shortcomings, and an Indian comedy duo made further mincemeat out of it in an episode of their recent series “Pretentious Movie Reviews”: […]

Midnight Madness 2015

Here’s the genre-tastic line-up for this year’s Midnight Madness Program at the Toronto International Film Festival–with trailers where available: The Chickening; Green Room; Baskin; Hardcore; The Devil’s Candy; The Girl In The Photographs; The Mind’s Eye; Southbound; SPL 2: A Time For Consequences; Yakuza Apocalypse; and, The Final […]

A Short History of Hellmouths

Living just outside the gates of hell is a very convenient plot device. It handily solves the narrative challenge of providing a plausibly endless supply of demons and evil beasties for a protagonist to fight, and it’s not like hell ever goes away. Maybe you get lucky and […]