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Welcome to 2013 American Horror Story: Asylum fans!  Here is an episde recap for the new year , so let’s get to it! This week’s episode, “The Name Game,” referred to an episode not only about identity, but also to the practice of “naming” a demon during exorcism, all wrapped

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This episode see’s us enter the dark, twisted vision of Andrej Zulawksi. His 1981 cult favourite Possession is a very open ended affair which looks at faith, relationships and sexuality to name just a few. Its unorthodox manner provides many questions but it’s packed full of symbolism and punctuated with

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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS AND SCENES OF DISTURBING WEIRDNESS.  When I first set out to explore the odd and unpredictable films of this mortal plain. I believed myself to have a reasonably healthy (or unhealthy, depending on how you see it) experience with experimental cinema. Then I sat

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By the time the fourth sequel rolls around, in order for a franchise to survive it needs to break out of the mold it created, and on that level the movie failed to possess me.

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The key to viewing this film perhaps lies in the most neglected, marginal element. Bob. Bob is the child, that is left alone in an empty flat for days, while his mother is visiting a lover, and his father is recovering from a delirium. Bob is hungry, skinny, and filthy; the place is a mess. His home is turned into a battleground, his tiny clothes are strewn about, and everything is piling up: the anger, the anxiety, and the dirty dishes. Bob is trying to set the record in holding his breath underwater, like many children do. But, at the very least, when he throws himself into a tub fully clothed, one must understand this is his safe place. Where sounds are distorted, where arguments don’t sound real. This is the real terror that is taking place. Maybe this whole time we were watching from the perspective of a child, whose parents are replaced by monsters and strangers. They look like his family but are not really them.

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