David Stevens

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Bandwagon, jumped on; This is America as a horror film

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm

I keep coming back and watching this. Leave the social commentary behind (you don’t have to, of course, but please, just for a moment) and watch it as a short horror movie. The changes in tone. The riots in the background like anything out of 28 Days Later or World War Z. The Ironside theme type siren, accentuated at the end, that scared/thrilled me as a kid. The concluding grainy images and the absolute running for his life fear. Sudden violence. The smiling dancing imp that drops it all and murders with a dead face – a mockery of Lucifer as a naughty boy and sin as a bit of fun, this is something from primal chaos. The deeper fear hidden behind a happy face. The carpet pulled away, and the removal of any safe place, any safe person. This is one hell of a horror movie. Load back the social commentary, and it still is, and worse. This is really good.

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