Blood Red: Hooptober 6(66) – Week Four

blood red hooptober 6(66) - week four

It maybe nothing more than a glint in the distance, but the end of Hooptober 6(66) is in site.  And maybe it’s the chill in the air, but I’m starting to find more and more to like, whether it’s the art-heavy exploration of black identity and horror in Ganja & Hess, the finger pointing at capitalism and consumer culture in The Stuff, and even in the vampirism = art of Bliss.  Those films coupled with some of the most terrifying moments I’ve witnessed in a horror film and Cujo and what so far is my film of the year for 2019, One Cut of the Dead make for some fun watching this killer season.

So enough talk.  Check your pup for foamy lips and let’s get into this week’s films. Continue reading

Blood Red: Hooptober 6(66) – Week One

blood red 6 week 1

Like every Hooptober, the first week brings in some of the best films…and some of the worst.  On one side of the spectrum you have the emotionally punishing Lynchian warp of Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession and the beautifully fragile horror fantasy of Issa Lopez’s Tigers Are Not Afraid.  On the other hand you have, well…Hobgoblins.  In between there are various levels of good (and bad) with both Deliver Us From Evil and Dracula’s Daughter, but in the end I have to once again call it a crap-shoot.

So come on in and check out the week’s wares for Hooptober 2019.  Watch the creaky step and the things that go bump in the night. Continue reading