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  • The Addiction
  • In the Mouth of Madness
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1990 - 1999: Horror

50 films

Subject to constant change.

  • The Lords of Salem
  • To the Wonder
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Stemple Pass
  • Mekong Hotel

2012's Top 10

10 films

Global premiere dates.

Favorite albums of the year

  • The Unknown
  • Dracula
  • The Show
  • West of Zanzibar
  • Iron Man

Carnies, crooks and trompe-l'œil: Ranking Tod Browning

18 films

I like all of these and love most of them. Some gaps to fill, some rewatches necessary.

  • Three Landscapes
  • After Earth
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Djinn
  • Saving General Yang

2013's Top 10

10 films

Global premiere dates.

Favorite albums of the year.

  • 31
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • Begotten
  • The Beyond
  • The Black Cat

Writing Influences

114 films

Several authors I know have been posting about the films that have influenced their creative work.

Here are some titles…

  • Lost Highway
  • Spawn
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Strangeland

Nu Metal Horror

47 films

~1998 - ~2005 (grimy/dark visual approach, metal aesthetic, self-loathing and angry sensibility, nu metal on the soundtrack is a huge…

  • Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
  • The Crowd
  • Citizen Kane
  • Earth
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

10 for '19

10 films

Annual tradition, continued. In the Shadow of the Guillotine stands in for the full Fantômas serial. Revenge of the Sith

  • Prince of Darkness
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • La Région Centrale
  • The Crowd
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

10 for '18

10 films

Starting on January 1, 2017, I've decided to post a top 10 films list at the beginning of every year.…

  • Prince of Darkness
  • The Crowd
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Citizen Kane
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

10 for '17

10 films

Starting this year, I plan on posting a top ten every January 1st.

2k17, here we go...

  • Cosmopolis
  • The Dead Zone
  • Dead Ringers
  • The Brood
  • eXistenZ
  • The Man They Could Not Hang
  • Love Massacre
  • The Devil Bat
  • Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness
  • Mad Love
  • National Gallery
  • Jersey Boys
  • Goodbye to Language
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Welcome to New York

2014's Top 10

10 films

Global premiere dates.

Favorite albums of the year