Film review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2015)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2015) is a beautiful film that reminds me of my favourite pieces of gothic literature. The movie is set almost exclusively in one house and primarily in its basement which functions as a morgue. Late at night, a sheriff brings the body of Jane Doe to a coroner Tommy Tilden and…

A Little Bit Zombie…a little bit underwhelmed.

I received the movie A Little Bit Zombie (2012) on blue-ray together with a DVD of Crimson Peak (2015), a movie that I enjoy greatly, as a gift from Uncut.at at the beginning of December. I have to admit that I had not heard of the movie until then and although zombie comedy films are hit…

Christmas inspired art

Once again I was not able to sell my art in person. It has become an unwelcome tradition. This time, the Christmas craft fair collided with my trip to the Czech Republic that I planned and already paid for months in advance. Thankfully, my friend, who is also and artist and who was selling her…

Exhibition @CultureExchangeGraz

Here is the art that I created for the exhibition at Culture Exchange Graz. I learnt so much from this experience! For example, you need to have change ready (luckily, I had my co-artist remind me of that). And that painting a picture just for myself is way different from getting it ready for sale….

American Mary (2012): Changing bodies, changing lives

American Mary (2012) was directed by a twin sister duo from Canada, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The twin sisters’ previous and first directing endeavor, Dead Hooker in A Trunk (2009), received mixed reviews but it intrigued several critics and fans alike. American Mary was an introduction to Soskas’ work for me and it was mostly…

Death, Hello, We Meet Again

No doubt many people have a difficult relationship with death and dying. Although we might all be intimidated by a thought of dying, some of us are fascinated by death and the relationship of our culture with death. People used to criticize and judge me for my interest in art and its dialogue with death,…

Internet Saved the Cinema

I was born in 1988 Slovakia which was then a communist country. I remember going to the cinema in the late 1990s in a post communist country; people were eagerly standing in long lines, hoping that they would be able to buy a ticket for their favourite movie that just premiered. It was not unheard…

The Void (2016): The battle between SFX and storybuilding (no spoilers)

I recall film critics’ initial reactions when The Void first premiered at the festivals around 2016. This reaction was that of an overwhelming support and enthusiasm. It seemed as if The Void was going to follow the success of movies such as It Follows (2014), The Babadook (2014) or even The Neon Demon (2016). Although each of…

Santa Clarita Diet: Zombie as an alternative life form.

(warnings: may contain some spoilers) Santa Clarita Diet (2017) premiered on Netflix last week bringing the zombies once again closer to the comfort of our homes. The lives of Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Liv (Abby Hewson) take an unexpected turn when their wife and mother Sheila (Drew Barrymore) becomes a zombie. The three try to find…

HORROR SHORTS BEFORE BEDTIME

One of my favorite passtime activities during a study period is watching horror film shorts on youtube, and the rest of the internet, because I do not always have time to watch a full feature movie (I am also one episode behind in American Horror Story season 6, haha). I do plan to focus on a certain…

Can you learn to love horror?

I have had a few people in my life ask me about my love for horror in arts. I am not going to write about people who share my interest but about those who have seen or read a few horror stories but did not like them (or even resented them). Some of them have this idea that there must…