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Commercial Break: Suspiria! (1977)

We had been anticipating watching this one for some time, and finally this past weekend we indulged in a masterpiece called Suspiria! Starring a young Jessica Harper who’s starred in The Phantom of the Paradise and Rocky Horror Picture Show II, and keeps us entertained to this very day as the Crabby Cook.

This is tale of an elite european ballet School where collecting on debt is a ‘charming habit’ of the students(insert the very sexy and very shadey Barbara Magnolfi), and the teacher’s and staff know more about the historic ballet school then they’d ever to let on.

From the Blind Pianist, to a creepy little blonde boy, this flick has got it all, including a killer soundtrack!

Drawn in by the Euro-Horror King, Dario Argento’s name alone, we knew we’d be in for some fun gore, sexy girls, and supernatural spooks, but were clueless to where the story may lead us other than reading a brief synopsis before hand. To our delight, every scene was as beautiful as the last!

With a set as beautiful as any work of art, adorned in blue and red velvet wallpaper, labyrinths of stripes,  a wide assortment of stained glass windows, shiny black lackerred wood panels and door’s, mile high ceilings, and an opulent Serpent staircase we’d love to climb.

We are introduced to the school through the eyes of a wide -eyed newcomer , played by Jessica Harper, who quickly grows suspicious of the happenings within the domineering school.

Upon her arrival, she witness a leggy buck-toothed blond fleeing from the school in a rainstorm, and learns the next morning of the school escapees dreadful fate (emphasis on the wide assortment of stained glass…).

Odd events lead to odder. Must be more than Voodoo? With everyday shrouded in mysteries, it isn’t until our heroin shares her suspicions with her classmate, played by lovely Stefani Casini, that the puzzle truly  begins to come together.  Leading Harper to a Psychiatric Convention and conversations of Witches and Covens.  Speculation leads to proof when it’s realized the Ballet school was founded by a great and powerful Witch who was said to be killed in a fire at the turn of the century.

If you’re a fan of Black Swan or Rocky Horror Picture Show, this one’s for you!

This is no chick flick by any means despite the gaggle of gals in ballet shoes.  Scene after scene, Dario Argento will keep you shocked and in suspense as this tale unravels.  Enjoy the Eyeful of opulence but be prepared for some gross yet charming gut-turning death’s.

Heed our words…This is a great film!!

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SssssssssSsSssss-Susperia! 

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{SHARE THIS} The Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise!

Telekinetic Coffee Shop Inspired by Carrie

This made us laugh . . .HARD.

Although nothing about telekinetic attacks is funny in any sense (someone could get hurt), we couldn’t help but laugh at the pure horror these pranksters conjured to spook the living daylights out of innocent coffee-goers in honor of the upcoming redesign of the Stephen King classic “Carrie“, starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore (out October 18).

It’s also rather apropos to be writing this post inside a coffee shop. Too bad it’s not turning out anywhere near as exciting as this.

Why do people stand there? I’d be out of there in a flash the second a man is being dragged up a wall. That’s the sign things are getting real messy. I guess also be careful who you spill your coffee on . . .

We also hope this inspires many more innovative and interactive movie promotions in the near {Future}!

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{STYLE WISE} – E.O.F. Prom Night with “Carrie” (1976)

“Baby, You’re a Firework…

Come on Show Em’ What You’re Worth…”

With the end of the school year comes a warm welcome to summer, and for many, a sad farewell to the “best years of your life”. Graduations have commenced, the lockers are empty, and uniforms have been put on the top shelf.

High school seems like a world away now, but we can’t help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia for those long lost days roaming the hallways, hanging out in the labyrinths of the school auditorium, or ditching gym.

There are a lot of things we remember, but perhaps one of our fondest memories looking back would have to be the sacred rite of {Prom Night}.

Decked out in vintage duds, a little gang of mischief-makers danced the night away in the cavern of some out-of-the-way banquet hall in middle-of-nowhere southern Ontario. Waiting for the bus at midnight across from an empty field was but one of the many highlights that mark {Prom Night} as truly a night to remember.

So while you reminisce on your own {Prom Night} memories, we decided to take a visit to one of our all-time favorite movie classics – Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie“.

The film stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a mousy girl who is unable to find her stride in the social on-goings of high school, and her mother Margaret White, famously captured by Piper Laurie, whose fanatical Christian ways bring more horror and terror than any boogie monster.

They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!”

This isn’t your typical revenge of the nerds, as Carrie quickly begins to harness a secret power growing inside of her- a power her teasing peers would be wiser not to play with. Don’t get this secret diva mad, because once you do, there’s no holding back those flood gates.

“These Are Godless Times, Mrs. Snell”

-Margaret White.

The film also features William Katt, Amy Irving, John Travolta, and Nancy Allen as the teenagers on the other end of the popularity scale.

Perhaps you’ve already seen it, so you’d have to agree this is one fine piece of movie-making as only Brian De Palma could conjure. With a fantastic score by Pino Donaggio, and remarkable visuals, this a film that truly encapsulates the dreamy/nightmarish mood, as well as the period- which is fearlessly Seventies! Despite that, the film is absolutely timeless, and a wonderful source of inspiration.

Thus, we have devised this very special {PHOTOBLAST} to celebrate the film, as well as to celebrate {PROM NIGHT}, because no matter how bad you think yours was – it could never trump Carrie’s!!!

Perhaps you’ve heard, but “Carrie” is actually in line for a remake starring the incomparable Chloe Grace Moretz (“Hugo”, “Dark Shadows“, “Let Me In”, “Kick-Ass”) as the tormented teen, and rumors of Julianne Moore to take the helms as the uber-evangelical Momzilla, Mrs. White ! ! !

The film is being directed by Kimberly Peirce, whose 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry” had Hilary Swank walking away with an Academy Award for Best Actress (as well as a Best Supporting Actress nod to fashion darling, Chloe Sevigny). Sounds like a sure-bet to me! Will they keep the 1970s setting, or go for a total update of the Stephen King classic? I guess we will just have to wait and see….

In the meantime, if you have any amazing, funny, bizarre, or strange happenings go-on on your {PROM NIGHT} we would love to hear them!! Please let us know in the comments section below!

Hope you enjoy the pics. Just let your mind roam free!

UPDATE!!! CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW TRAILER THAT HAS FINALLY RELEASED!

Sincerely,

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