And we’re out, folks. Another year down, another Blood Red for the books. And there was only one film left to watch after last week, so while I did catch things like Terrifier (not my thing but so outrageous I liked it in spite of itself) and Barbarian (incredible first 40 minutes. Then bat-shit crazy for the film’s remainder, which is fun not equal to that amazing beginning) and Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology Cabinet of Curiosities (yeah…I love it) the only thing I actually watched and reviewed for the marathon was the new Henry Selick joint, Wendell & Wild. I dug it, if didn’t outright love it for a few reasons.
As always you can read the full reviews over at Cinema Dual. In the meantime, smoke ’em if you got ’em…
After tragically losing her parents and being shipped about to different facilities, at last Kat Elliot has returned to her hometown of Rust Bank to attend an all-girls school as part of a juvenile rehabilitation program. Seems the whole town needs rehabilitating…it’s ripped for a gentrification takeover by the Klaxon Korp, one “K” short of their intent to raze the town and build a for-profit prison system. Dizzy yet? Well, mixed into this are a pair of demons stuck under the thumb of their father, the chief demon who entertains the souls of the damned. All Wendell and Wild want to do is build their own Dream Faire! And when they find out that young Kat is a Hell Maiden who can call up the demons, they make her a bargain she can’t refuse: bring them up and help them realize their dreams and they bring her parents back to life. Before you know animated corpses are rising everywhere, the town’s in trouble, and only Kat and her school friends can put everything right…or can they?(full review here)
Thanks for going down this road with me one more time. See you in a year. And until then…
Keep it Blood Red.