2,416 words I came across David Cronenberg’s Videodrome relatively late in my arc of movie-viewing enthusiasm. It went well past the high school-aged fascination with low-brow horror (the original Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street) or college-years serial killer obsession (American Psycho or any movie derived from Ed Gein mayhem).
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The Pit: Canada’s Answer to Manos, the Hands of Fate
3,834 words The Pit Directed by Lew Lehman Written by Ian A. Stuart (original screenplay; it’s complicated) Stars [sic]: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits Canada (it’s complicated), 1981, 1 hour & 36 minutes “We took your fantastic script and produced a piece of Grade B garbage. Sorry.”
Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch’s CENSORED Guide to the Movies
Trevor Lynch Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch’s CENSORED Guide to the Movies Edited by Greg Johnson San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2019 232 pages There are three formats for Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch’s CENSORED Guide to the Movies: Hardcover: $35 (add $5 for postage, $12 for postage to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, […]
Living the Dream in Arkham:
Richard Stanley’s The Color Out of Space
700 words The Color [sic] Out of Space Director: Richard Stanley Writers: Scarlett Amaris, Richard Stanley, H. P. Lovecraft (short story) Stars: Nicolas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, Q’orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong; full cast and crew credits here. A certain tendency to insanity has always attended the opening of the religious sense in men, as […]
Guide to Kulchur, Episode 23
Videodrome: Entertainment as Mind Control
117 words / 1:07:52 To kick off the new season of Guide to Kulchur, John Morgan and Survive the Jive rejoin Fróði Midjord to discuss David Cronenberg’s classic 1983 film, Videodrome,
White Rock III:
Towards an Aesthetic of Musical Softness
4,534 words Greg Prato The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s London: Jawbone, 2018 “They kind of moved it away from just mellow/hippie/campfire music and into something new – something that was consciously pursuing the aesthetic of softness.
3,924 words Quotes from the Naked Lunch film are unreferenced. Quotes from the text have a chapter reference, as page references are different between the various published editions and formats. Naked Lunch is David Cronenberg’s 1991 adaptation of William Burroughs’ novel of the same name. It is likely as close to a direct adaptation of […]
I Can See for Miles:
Neville Goddard, Live & Remastered
2,429 words Neville (Goddard) Five Lessons: A Master Class (1948) Reissued with a bonus chapter by Mitch Horowitz New York: Tarcher/Perigree, 2018 This is going to be a very practical Course. Therefore, I hope that everyone in this class has a very clear picture of what he desires, for I am convinced that you can […]
2,220 words I remember the moment in 1996 when I first heard about David Cronenberg’s Crash on National Public Radio. I exploded in outrage. I thought the story of a group of people who made a sexual fetish of car crashes had to be the stupidest movie concept of all time. Not decadent or perverted, […]
The Sad, Sour Spook:
Max Stirner & His Proper Ties, Part II
4,011 words Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here. Max Stirner The Unique and Its Property Translated with a new introduction by Wolfi Landstreicher Underworld Amusements, 2017 With all these aforementioned connections to Jünger, Evola, and sort-of to Nietzsche, it’s not surprising that knowing references to scary Stirner must have shown up on alt-Right blogs […]
Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part One
4,196 words Part 1 of 3 Jay Dyer Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016 “A film is a ribbon of dreams. The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world that is not ours and that […]
Of Beer, Bestiality, & Cloven-Hooved Bastards
An Ode to Canada Itself!
2,940 words While Americans tend to talk up their country — “We’re Number One!” etc. — Canadians are all too willing to throw Canada under the bus and assert their personal superiority to both. “Yeah, it’s really lame around here, eh, but the neighbourhood [Canadian spelling!] where my cousin lives in T-O[ronto], it’s really happening!”