Tag Archives: Gaspar Noe

My Top 10 Most Shocking Non-Horror Movies

Even though I write for a horror magazine, I love all movies, especially when directors inject tension into comedies, violence into dramas, and insert dreamlike scenes that dissolve into terror. But “shocking” doesn’t just mean violence. It can mean anything that disturbs the audience. That clarified – let’s get to …

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In Defense Of Extreme Horror Films

Extreme horror films don’t get a lot of respect, and are often called unwatchable, torture porn, and even garbage. It’s understandable – it’s not a genre for everyone. For me, the violence has never been a problem as long as the filmmaker doesn’t just show it for no reason. When …

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After 20 Years, ‘IRREVERSIBLE’ Remains a Brutal Watch, No Matter How You Cut It

Irreversible

Twenty years ago I overheard a coworker talking about a film that was so shocking that he couldn’t sleep that night. That film was Gaspar Noe’s Irreversible. My coworker begged me not to watch it. Challenge accepted! I went that very evening to my local art house theater and saw …

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Available Now on VHS: ‘Lux Aeterna’

Available now on VHS from Broke Horror Fan and Gaspar Noe (Irreversible): Lux Aeterna. The film stars Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road). Synopsis: Actors Betrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about past productions and burning …

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13 New Releases From Vin Syn’s OCN Distribution Including Gaspar Noe’s ‘Lux Aeterna’ And ‘Satan’s Children’

Hot on the heels of Partners Only Month, OCN Distribution (aka Vinegar Syndrome’s distribution company) is proud to present thirteen new releases that are sure to bring heat into your summer (and give you a reason to stay cool in your house)! There’s truly something for everyone this month, from …

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The 22nd Annual Boston Underground Film Festival BUFF Returns to Cambridge March 23-27 2022

The Boston Underground Film Festival is back for 2022! Check out what they’ve got for us this year.   From the press release: New England cinephiles, rejoice! Spring festival season kicks off in a few short weeks as the 22nd annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square, bringing …

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Yellow Veil Pictures Acquires All North American Rights For Gaspar Noé’s ‘Lux Æterna’ (2019)

We know him from I Stand Alone, Irreversible, Enter the Void, and Climax (our review). Now incredible director Gaspar Noe’s 2019 film, Lux Æterna, is set to release in North American through Yellow Veil Pictures. Synopsis: Two actresses, Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, are on a film set telling stories about …

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One PopHorror Writer’s Top 5 Most Extreme Horror Movies

Growing up, I remember walking down the video store aisles looking at all the horror movies. I was old enough to watch some films, but with horror, it wasn’t going to happen based on the content. My parents just wouldn’t rent them for me. So, I was stuck catching any …

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‘Nekrotronic’ Borrows Heavily From Genre Staples To Deliver A Fun, Gory Hellride – Movie Review

Nekrotronic (2018) is probably the only movie I’ve seen with a hero who is described as a “down on his luck sewage worker.” And it’s almost CERTAINLY the only movie where Italian model and screen goddess Monica Bellucci (Irréversible 2002) gets shotgunned out of a tall building and lands in …

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