Tag: unsettling

BOOK REVIEW: Madame Zero by Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall knows how to unsettle. She knows how to write the eerie and construct the magnetic – prose that pulls you and begs to be read. She knows too, how to disturb, and of the nine stories in Madame Zero, perhaps disturb is the best way to describe them. Each have elements of the

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FILM ARTICLE: IN THE BLOOD, an essay on the film ‘Hereditary’

  (WARNING! The following article contains many spoilers for the film ‘Hereditary’ Consider this your first and last warning!) A generational curse bleeds through Hereditary, Ari Aster’s feature length debut, and candidate for most unsettling film of 2018. When Annie’s (Toni Collette) mother dies, horrific events begin plaguing the family, and as Annie seeks a

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FILM REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold…or in the case of ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ it’s best served with pitch black humour and chilling horror in equal amounts.  As with 2015’s ‘The Lobster,’ Yorgos Lanthimos excels in using insufferable situations to illustrate relatable human fears. And very much like his

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