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Trailer for single-take horror feature, “The Silent House”

Decoupage-filmmaking, shooting a film with long takes between cuts, has been in play well before Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope or Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. But then in 2002, the world was amazed as Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov created the first feature-length single-take film, Russian Ark and in 2010 director Gustavo Hernández accomplished a similar feat, filming a 78-minute single-take horror film entitled The Silent House.

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Ginger Snaps Trilogy Roundup & The Problem of Genre Distinctions (part 4)

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Ginger Snaps: Complete Roundup

Though the final part of the Ginger Snaps trilogy is weak, it’s not Spider-Man 3 weak. Given the track record of horror film sequels, the entire trilogy stands up pretty well. The real strength of the series lies with the characters, specifically female lead characters. The male cast members are all supporting pieces to the story (though they play bigger parts in Ginger Snaps Back), so we get a fresh perspective as Brigitte and Ginger lead us through female territory: sisterhood, mother-daughter relationships, sex, menstruation, relationships with men, etc. Continue reading