It’s been a while since I’ve written a post over at the Brooklyn Cult of Mystic Horrors, and thanks to a reminder by esteemed colleague coitusandcarnage I think I’m going to write about The Serpent And The Rainbow. When people ask me for “scary” films, I don’t normally answer, as what’s scary for most people doesn’t mean much to me and vice versa, but if you made me write a list this film would be way up there — for me, it’s a film very akin to Jacob’s Ladder, and some of the ways Craven manipulates what we do and do not see and understand is without a doubt the best work he’s ever done. I’ll need to give it another viewing, but hopefully I’ll have something up this week.

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post over at the Brooklyn Cult of Mystic Horrors, and thanks to a reminder by esteemed colleague coitusandcarnage I think I’m going to write about The Serpent And The Rainbow. When people ask me for “scary” films, I don’t normally answer, as what’s scary for most people doesn’t mean much to me and vice versa, but if you made me write a list this film would be way up there — for me, it’s a film very akin to Jacob’s Ladder, and some of the ways Craven manipulates what we do and do not see and understand is without a doubt the best work he’s ever done. I’ll need to give it another viewing, but hopefully I’ll have something up this week.

(Source: adgsscreencaps.blogspot.com)

Notes

  1. sistercult said: omfg serpent & the rainbow is brilliant <3 <3 <3 and they used an actual venomous & adorable gaboon viper (longest fangs in the world) for the wake scene! lovely <3
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