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'Heretic Haunted House' review

3 hours ago

By Jonathan Weichsel

I was attracted to Heretic Haunted House by creator Adrian Marcato's surreal, insane stream of consciousness ramblings promoting the event, which promises to be an interactive horror experience that fucks with your body and mind. But more than that, and I think that anybody who would voluntarily put themselves through a simulation where they play the victim in a torture porn flick would tell you the same thing, I wanted to have an experience. I wanted to raise my heart rate a little. I wanted to feel like I was in danger. I wanted to feel excited.

Heretic Haunted House really makes you feel like you are in actual danger. Even now, writing this review, I am not entirely sure that I wasn't in danger during the simulation. Maybe it's because a hypnotist hypnotizes you at the very beginning, but there were times when it crossed »

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40th Anniversary edition of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'; Sally and Leatherface - Feminism vs. Patriarchy (an essay) and audio review

4 hours ago

by Grace Fontaine

Sally and Leatherface- Feminism vs. Patriarchy (A very short personal essay)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been sequelized, prequelized and remade, but has never, ever been equalled. It is a highly important and influential film that manages to tick the box of being a good film and one that is culturally significant. However, I feel that this film would not have been the same were it not for Marilyn Burns’ Final Girl character Sally Hardesty.

These days, we tend to associate the moniker with the Smart, Resourceful, Shy and Conservatively Dressed Girl who escapes death seemingly because she is a virgin who is concerned by the notion of sex. Back in the 1970’s, society was seeing the revolutionary insurrection of feminism- up until that point women had always been portrayed as shrieking damsels in distress who needed the services of a brave, daring man to save them from death or worse. »

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