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2013-08-29T10:23:36.194-04:00

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thanks, reading this really started my day off rig...

2009-05-22T09:37:23.266-04:00

thanks, reading this really started my day off right. i haven't seen the movie, but i love the way you write. big, loud laughs that keep the curious at bay.



Well I can't say I've ever found the "closeted" as...

2009-04-22T11:49:00.000-04:00

Well I can't say I've ever found the "closeted" aspect of a movie all that interesting, but I very much liked the cinematography in this film.

My problem with it is the pacing seemed off - I think it would've been a far better film if the cartoonishly gory opening scene were omitted (granted it would've made it an even slower buildup.)

But I think it would've been a lot more tense to slowly reveal what was going on. Despite all the gore, I thought one of the scariest scenes was the one where he followed the butcher that first time and almost ran into him when he suddenly stopped in the street.

It seemed like the producers insisted on adding some shock scenes early on to keep the gorehounds happy, and I think it destroyed a lot of the tension and mystery.

As for the "mole people"... that just seemed goofy. A serial-killer duo involving the conducter and the butcher would've made for a tighter film I think.



Screamin' Mr. Collins, I couldn't say whether the...

2009-04-21T12:06:00.000-04:00

Screamin' Mr. Collins,

I couldn't say whether the closeted elements of the film are an echo of the original story or a new addition. I don't remember the original well enough. Baker makes a comment in the featurette that explicitly connects his films, books, and paintings to his sexuality, but in a curious way. He says (and this is from memory, so forgive any inaccuracies), "Being a gay man, I won't have any children. These are my children."



Screamin' Shon, I'm glad somebody else spotted th...

2009-04-21T11:59:00.000-04:00

Screamin' Shon,

I'm glad somebody else spotted the closeted text as well. Always nice to get a little confirmation.

Excellent observations about Mahogany. I like the fact that, along with the workingman vibe, he also was a killer who was fully aware that his time was up. We catch him not at the height of his powers – though he's still insanely powerful – but in his decline, with his bosses ready to replace him, with his skills dulled. It's a nice touch.



weic?, We need some other term for Nightmare whic...

2009-04-21T11:52:00.000-04:00

weic?,

We need some other term for Nightmare which seems like it makes only the flimsiest pretense of being a closeted text. "Bearded flick"? That doesn't sound right.



I loved this movie. The closed text was one of my...

2009-04-21T11:20:00.000-04:00

I loved this movie. The closed text was one of my favorite parts. I felt it was clear without hitting you over the head with it.

My other favorite part was just the sheer lack of joy from the killer. Instead of manic laughter or inhuman drive, this guy came across as someone with the worse job in the world but he makes the best of it through some sense of personal pride. He was a blue collar monster. It was an odd kind of sympathy that I rarely see in movies.



Given where Clive Barker was at personally when he...

2009-04-20T09:43:00.000-04:00

Given where Clive Barker was at personally when he wrote "The Midnight Meat Train" and all the rest of the Books of Blood stories, I think this is a pretty safe assumption.



while i thought Vinnie Jones did a good job the re...

2009-04-19T22:21:00.000-04:00

while i thought Vinnie Jones did a good job the rest of this movie was pretty poor i thought. as far as the closeted vibes you got from the flick ... i must have been too distracted by the overly fake CGI blood to pick them up .

you want to revisit a closeted classic check out Nightmare on Elm Street 2. a shower scene creepier than a 100 psychos.