It's another Dead Format Friday on Pop Culture Schlock 365! Soaring through the air to grace your screen, here's the 1971 Evel Knievel movie... on Super 8! Well, 16 black and white minutes of it at least!
FILM & REVIEW
If there is anything certain about Luca Guadagnio’s remake of Suspiria, it is how he builds on the unique mythology of Dario Argento’s Giallo classic. Twisted and contorted - much like an unforgettable scene at the dance academy’s locale - in this version the female body is seen as something almost at war with itself; an anatomic battlefield or division of warring factions during 70s Berlin where it even hints at holocaust imagery and the eternal suffering of the human soul. Life, death…rebirth; there is the hint of something ethereal but contrasted by more brutal imagery as Dakota Johnson’s central character, Susie, (literally) blossoms into womanhood. Women convulse, contort, break, explode and literally bend over backwards for their peers and inevitable replacement at the foot of their warped idols. The absence of man is also punctuated by one of Tilda Swinton’s triple roles in the film as the curious Doctor Kemperer. The symbolism is both explicit and subtle as the witches hook their prey with what resemble chrome ribs - perhaps a nod to Adam’s own plucked from his side to create Eve?
Jimmy's gone for a crazy cult movie for his #1985#throwbackthursday selection. Sure, while movies such as the goonies are certainly more remembered, the absolute insanity of #returntooz , from the headless villain, tiktok and of course Jack Pumpkinhead makes this one an all time cult classic!