With their new film, Rabid, the Soska Sisters take on Cronenberg, Haute Couture, and “Schadenfreude Culture”
Schadenfreude (ˈshä-dᵊn-ˌfrȯi-də) noun: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.
It might be said that in the horror film industry, nothing puts you at risk of being the object of Schadenfreude more than doing a remake of a classic horror film.
An endless cycle of uninspired remakes has made ridiculing them into something of a glib parlor game. They are gleefully derided as either soulless money grabs or blasphemous and unfaithful train wrecks.
The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ was hotly anticipated, and broke box office records.
I was curious about the fervent response to this movie, not just by horror fans, but also by mainstream outlets. After all, the novel came out in 1985, and there was already a miniseries created from it in 1990. Once I saw ‘It,’ and thought about the movie, I started thinking about movie adaptations of Stephen King’s books, in general. Continue reading “Episode 055- Stephen King and the IT in All of Us”
San Francisco!! Make it a Memorial Day weekend to remember! Blood Diner hits the Roxie Theater Sunday Night at 8:30 pm with Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) leading the director Q & A. San Francisco BLOOD DINER Screening Party BLOOD DINER Screening & UnDead Party Bloody-Disgusting Jackie Kong Film Director