Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Beastmilk - Death Reflects Us


A little Beastmilk for your Tuesday morning, from their 2013 album Climax, a start-to-finish solid album. 

31 Days of Halloween:

10/1 - Trick 'r Treat
10/2 - Barbarian
10/3 - Hellraiser ('84)
10/4 - Phenomena
10/5 - Hellraiser (2022)
10/6 - The Dark Backward
10/7 - Sick/The Beyond
10/8 - Werewolf By Night
10/9 - Something in the Dirt
10/10 - Let the Right One In Episode 1/Lux Aeterna
10/11 - My Best Friend's Exorcism/Grimcutty
10/12 - Smile
10/13 - Monstrous/VHS (Amateur Night segment)
10/14 - Halloween Kills
10/15 - Halloween Ends/Ed Wood/Plan 9 From Outer Space
10/16 - Spider Baby/101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments/Night's End/Behemoth
10/17 - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
10/18 - Random Acts of Violence/Two Witches/Let the Right One In Episode 2
10/19 - 976-EVIL
10/20 - Alison's Birthday/Tone Deaf
10/21 - Elviria's Haunted Hills/Popcorn
10/22 - Resolution
10/23 - The Endless
10/24 - V/H/S/99

Well, another year, another VHS film. At first, I thought I was going to hate this one as much as the previous entry, but Johannes Roberts' Suicide Bid and Joseph & Vanessa Winter's To Hell and Back proved to be pretty great (Suicide Bid especially), and Tyler MacIntyre's The Gawkers won me over despite having the most unlikable characters I've seen since the Adam Wingard's Tape 56 in the original V/H/S. I know that's the point, but these characters - like so many in the V/H/S franchise - are so despicable, not even watching them die horrible deaths doesn't make up for what they put you through.

I'm also aware that the entire aesthetic of these films isn't really congruent with my tastes, so there's a definite disconnect there as well. All in all, despite how I feel about the series as a whole, I'd say they're all definitely worth watching, despite what I would call diminishing returns.


The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
Steve Moore - Mind's Eye OST
Joy Division - Still
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Wasteland
Zeal and Ardor - Eponymous
The Northern Boys - Party Time (single)
David Bowie - Earthling
Sour Deluxe - Manchester (single)
The Blues Brothers - Rubber Biscuit (single)
Lynard Skynard - Gimme Back My Bullet
Lynard Skynard - Street Survivors
Kermit Ruffins - Chicken and Dumplings (single)
Dr. John - Gris Gris
Sylvaine - Nova
Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
Beastmilk - Climax
Youth Code - Eponymous
David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski - Polish Night Music


Feeling it. For real. 

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