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There’s no horror director with the individualistic style and personality of hard rocking musician turned cult-worshiped filmmaker Rob Zombie. That’s a statement I can make and absolutely stand behind. You look at his visual prowess and unique ability to deliver shocking scenes of hyper-psychotic gore and scares and it’s impossible to compare such ideas and styles to any other directors currently attempting to take over the horror genre. With that said, I still don’t absolutely love all his work, no matter how gorgeous some parts may be, and his latest film The Lords Of Salem provides a perfect example of why.
The title to Zombie’s film is referencing Salem, Massachusetts and the illustrious history of witch culture dating back to the violent Salem Witch Trials which saw innocent women killed on the basis of being black-magic practicing, Satan-worshipping demons.
We open The Lords Of Salem »
- Matt Donato
Burn, Witch, Burn: Zombie Conquers His Cross to Bear
Don’t be so sure of what to expect when walking into Rob Zombie’s latest feature, The Lords of Salem, at once a familiar homage to genre classics past at the same time it’s building an invasively sordid atmosphere all its own. Zombie fans may very well be disappointed, especially if you find yourself among the many champions of the churlishly exploitational elements of some of his more prized entries, like 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects (where Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird at least gets used for appropriate effect, a track ill abused in fare by Robert Zemeckis and Cameron Crowe), as Zombie turns in a slower paced and decidedly mature effort that, gloriously, features one of the grandest unforgettable finales in a film of its nature.
- Nicholas Bell
This is one of the cooler things Google has put out in a while. Using their new Peanut Gallery, you can make your own versions of silent movie scenes using your microphone and a little imagination. You talk, and it creates dialogue that gets plugged right into the movie. So far they have clips from A Trip to the Moon (which is what I chose to make intertitles for), The General, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Plan 9 From Outer Space and many, many others. Obviously there are public domain reasons for what they’re using, but I can’t wait until they get The Artist on tap as well. The talk-to-text usability isn’t exactly perfect, but it’s definitely close, and the entire program makes for a fun diversion for film geeks and for anyone who wants to rewrite a few classics. If you make one, post »
- Scott Beggs
Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!
Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!
Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina, Cinelinx.com" yourself. »
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From James Bond's boiled eggs to Queequeg's beefsteak, the first bite of the day is one of literature's less celebrated themes
In fiction, breakfast is far from omnipresent. We generally assume that it must be happening but, like a character going to the loo or scratching their knee, off-camera. When the American poet Anne Sexton declared that breakfast is "the sexiest meal of the day", she may as well have been saying "it's another of those things we don't talk about".
When we do witness breakfast, it is usually because the author is trying to tell us something about the person eating it. Breakfast is the most habitual meal of the day, a routine so key to inner wellbeing that Hunter S Thompson called it a "psychic anchor", drawing, uncharacteristically, on an image of weighty predictability. If somebody is having toast with marmalade this morning (or, in the case of Thompson, »
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