Suspiria | (1977)
Director Dario Argento’s original idea was the ballet school would accommodate young girls not older 12. However the studio denied his request because a film this violent involving children would be surely banned. Argento raised the age limit of the girls to 20 but didn’t rewrite the script, hence the naivety of the characters and occasionally childlike dialogue. He also put all the doorknobs at about the same height as the actress’ heads, so they will have to raise their arms in order to open the doors, just like children.
Blood Feast (1963) | Herschell Gordon Lewis | USA
Producer David F. Friedman came up with some very effective publicity stunts for “Blood Feast" which included giving theater goers vomit bags reading "You may need this when you see ‘Blood Feast’" and obtaining an injunction against the film in Sarasota, Florida, which of course only generated more interest in the film.
Blood Feast (1963) | Herschell Gordon Lewis | USA | Video Nasty 7 of 72
Blood Feast is considered the first splatter film, and is notable for its groundbreaking depictions of on-screen gore. It immediately became notorious for its explicit gore and violence.
It is the oldest film to have appeared on the UK video nasty list. It is also often cited erroneously as one of the first films to show people dying with their eyes open. In Allmovie’s contemporary review of the film, the website wrote, “The plot is threadbare, the acting is on a par with the clumsiest of high school plays and the direction is static and uninvolving. Nevertheless, this is one of the important releases in film history, ushering in a new acceptance of explicit violence that was obviously just waiting to be exploited”. (x)
i found a leather jacket made for build-a-bears in my closet so naturally i had to put it on my cat
*Arctic Monkeys Playing In The Background*
I don’t condone leather, but this is too cute to resist.