Tuesday, June 4, 2013
In "Jenny Ringo and the Cabaret From Hell," it's Freaky Friday for the eponymous perky gothic modern witch. Can she stop the evil cabaret owner and rescue her professional slacker friend Gavin from having his soul devoured by a demon, or will everything go tits up for her?
An homage to horror films from the 70s and early 80s, "The House of the Devil" combines plot elements of slashers, haunted houses, and satanic panic movies into one devilishly good ride. Ti West did a brilliant job of recreating the feel of those movies by using filming techniques and technology similar to what was available to filmmakers during those two decades. By studying and using film angles that were used in the past, West manages to create what feels like a total immersion experience into the past for movie goers, and I think that it's absolutely brilliant.