Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Holy Wars


This cover RIPS! Hot damn, it's nice to hear such a spot-on cover of a song I love by a band I despise, especially since I don't have to have Dave Mustaine sing it, replaced instead by the inimitable Troy Sanders.


A friend at work recommended this new HULU flick directed by John Lee.

HULU is a platform I generally don't use all that much; incorrectly or not, I associate them with being a bit more 'family friendly' than aligns with my tastes, despite the fact that they have long been a sponsor of Beyondfest and pull out a lot of stops for Horror come every autumn with their HULUween. Still, with the new seasons of American Horror Story and its brand new spin-off American Horror Stories both moving to the 'FX on HULU' status, as well as their ongoing relationship with Blumhouse - mostly to middling results from what I've seen - they're definitely trying to keep abreast of the genre. And now, holy cow: False Positive is A24! 

(Have I mentioned that I'm starting to fear Horror is becoming too mainstream? No? Well, that's a discussion for another time, then).

So yeah, False Positive stars Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, and Pierce Brosnan, and it is creepy A.F. I will say, this isn't the A24 I'm accustomed to, exactly. There's a reductionist quality insofar as it feels more like a Blumhouse "Into the Dark" - which I think of as the calibre for the new "TV movie" format for the streaming age - than it does the A24 we see get theatrical treatment. Still, this is high-quality stuff, and it's definitely up there with the better flicks I've seen so far this year.


The Kills - Midnight Boom
Chairlift - Something
Ministry - The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Tape Waves - Bright
Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
King Woman - Celestial Blues (pre-release singles) 
King Woman - Doubt EP
Sunken - Livslede
Spotlights - Love and Decay
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full
Perturbator - I Am the Night
Perturbator - Dangerous Days
King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
Silent - Modern Hate
Various - Twin Peaks (Music from the Limited Event Series)
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Me and That Man - New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1


 Bull in a china shop, that's how I always read this card at first. I'm regrouping my strategy on this Nosleep serial I'll be posting soon (but not today). Don't want to come out of the gates strong and crawl to the finish line. 

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