Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vargtimmen [Hour of the Wolf], Ingmar Bergman, 1968

An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

C'est Arrivé Près de Chez Vous [Man Bites Dog], Rémy Belvaux, 1992

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Thief and the Cobbler, Richard Williams, 1993

The film tells a story which takes place in an oriental city from the tales of thousand and one night. It covers the friendship of a thief knowing all tricks to survive in the city and a poor cobbler/shoemaker who has to struggle in order to live.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Valerie a Týden Divu [Valerie and Her Week of Wonders], Jaromil Jires, 1970

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jack Arnold, 1954

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.