The Ronald and Nancy Reagan masks worn during a nude aerobics video shoot massacre has got to be one of the Top 10 most 80’s moments ever captured on film.
Zulawski aims much higher than anticipatory titillation because Possession lingers on these characters’ jealousy and insecurity. Anna and Mark are broken and this film portrays the destruction of their very humanity.
#13. Messiah of Evil (1973) Nature of Shame: Unwatched Code Red Blu-ray. Supposed underseen classic of horror cinema. Hooptober Challenge Checklist: Decade: 1970’s Female Directed Horror Film I’d watched the beginning of this film twice. Through no fault of the film itself I had to abandon each viewing. Life intervenes. …
The rooms, cluttered and claustrophobic, convey a sense of the owner’s personality without ever giving Emeric Balasco a voice. Set design and lighting suggest his voice, his backstory. As the team digs further into the history of Balasco, the sordid and previously latent details become revealed.
Sexuality comes part and parcel with any vampire film worth its weight in salt(y blood). Kiss of the Vampire didn’t get its name based on all the rampant cuddling. Kiss of the Vampire proves to be as much about sex as the far more lascivious Karnstein trilogy.