The Endless (2018) – Sacred and Profane Time

The film is specifically about timelesness, or the contrast between linear profane time and the cyclical, sacred time of the gods. The protagonists are two brothers, Justin and Aaron, orphaned in childhood when their parents died in a car crash, rescued and raised by the members of the desert cult, Camp Arcadia. Having grown up, they had decided to leave the cult behind, smear it in front of the press and return to wider society. After ten years, realising they still failed to adapt to contemporary society, despite periodic therapy sessions and failed attempts at socialising, Aaron receives a video cassette from Anna, an attractive female member of the cult

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The Sunset Limited

– When I left out of here going to work this morning you wasn’t no part of my plans, but here you is.
– Doesn’t mean anything. Everything that happened doesn’t mean something else.

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Annihilation (2018) – Lovecraft meets Nietzsche

I recently watched ‘Annihilation’ on Netflix. I don’t think I exaggerate by calling it one of the best Horror SciFi films of the past 30 years.

Humanity is confronted with the apparition of an alien life force which settles its base inside a lighthouse on the sea shore, from there growing slowly like a cancer that will eventually swallow the entire planet. A paramilitary team is sent to investigate the area (‘the shimmer’). Contact is lost. The only survivor, Kane, returns a year later. He has internal bleeding and seems completely amnesic. A new team is sent to the shimmer, composed of women scientists, including Kane’s wife, Lena (Natalie Portman).

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del Toro’s Cthulean Slumber

I’m running out of horror flicks to see, so last night I was happy to notice one I hadn’t watched on Amazon – ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’. There was a big warning sign – it was made in 2019. It was also produced by Guillermo del Toro, who despite his past interest in Lovecraft fiction, has been on a downward spiral of cringe and wokeness since… hard to tell.

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Await further instructions (2018)

I’m sort of an aficionado when it comes to the sf/mystery movie genre, so when I came across “Await Further Instructions” (Director Johnny Kevorkian) during the prolonged lock down days, I gave it a shot.

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