Repulsion: The strange attraction of dark emotions, vile acts and messed up characters
To coincide with the BFI’s extended run of Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, we look at the repellent anti-hero of Maniac in our Comic Strip Review, the disgust caused by the hellish David Mamet-scripted Edmond, and vomit in film. Our Reel Sounds column is on the beautiful score to the shockingly disturbing Cannibal Holocaust.
In cinema releases, we review great horror anthology V/H/S, melancholy vampire reverie Midnight Son and harsh animation The King of Pigs, which deals with the brutality of South Korean society. We have a feature on Tarantino’s latest cult homage Django Unchained and its place in the long-running Django saga. And we have an interview with Jen and Sylvia Soska about their brilliant American Mary, starring Katharine Isabelle as a disillusioned former medical student who gets increasingly drawn into the underground world of illicit surgery.
American Mary: A feminist horror film?: Writer and director Jennifer Eiss and freelance journalist Evrim Ersoy discuss the Soska twins’ description of their provocative American Mary as ‘feminist horror’ with Virginie Sélavy.
–A Short Note on Vomit
–Six Decades of Django
–Jen and Sylvia Soska
–Klaus Maria Brandauer
–The King of Pigs
Comic Strip Review
–American Mary: A feminist horror film?