Autodidact: self-taught

Jun
14
2013

Film & TV Reviews

by V. L. Craven

Film

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30 Days of Night : Horror

A-F

Absinthe: A Documentary : Documentary
The Act of Killing : Documentary
American Mary : Horror
The American Scream : Documentary
The Babadook : Psychological Horror
Bathory : Historical Drama
Becoming Santa : Documentary
The Black Cat : Horror
The Bleeding House : Psychological Thriller
Burke and Hare : Dark Comedy
The Cabin in the Woods :  Horror
Calvary : Drama
Carl Panzram: Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance : Documentary
Chocolate : Horror/Drama
Clash of the Titans (1981; 2010): Fantasy
Clue : Comedy
Concussion : Drama
The Conjuring : Horror
The Countess : Historical Drama
Cube : Sci-fi
The Damned Thing: Horror
Dance of the Dead : Horror
Dear White People : Comedy/Drama
Deer Woman : Horror/Comedy
The Devil’s Carnival : Dark Musical (if that’s a thing)
The Devil’s Mass : Documentary
Die : Psychological Thriller
Dream Cruise : Horror
The Duke of Burgundy : Drama
Exam : Psychological Thriller
Fair-Haired Child : Horror
Fall from Grace : Documentary
Family: Horror/Comedy
A Fantastic Fear of Everything : Dark Comedy

G-M

Ghost Story : Horror
The God Who Wasn’t There : Documentary
Goth : J-Horror
Grimm Love : Psychological Thriller
Haeckel’s Tale : Horror
Harold and Maude : Comedy
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix : Action & Adventure
Haunted Honeymoon : Comedy
Higher Learning : Drama
Homecoming : Horror/Satire
Hotel Transylvania : Animation
Housebound: Horror/Comedy
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People : Comedy
H. P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House : Horror
Hunger : Psychological Thriller
Hysteria : Historical Drama/Comedy
The Ice Storm : Drama
I Sell the Dead : Horror/Comedy
Identity : Suspense
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road : Horror
Jenifer : Horror
The Jinx : True Crime Documentary
John Carpenter’s Cigarette Burns : Horror
John Carpenter’s Pro-Life: Horror
The Kings of Summer: Drama
Kiss of the Damned: Horror
The Last Winter: Psychological Thriller
Let the Right One In: Horror
Limitless : Science Fiction
Mad Monster Party : Stop Motion Animation
Mama : Horror
Masters of Horror: Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 ; Part 4 ; Part 5 Part 6
Mean Girls : Comedy
Misery : Horror
Mum & Dad : Horror
Murder by Death : Comedy

N-Z

Nightcrawler: Suspense
Orgasm Inc : Documentary
Pelts : Horror
The Perfect Host : Suspense
Pick Me Up : Horror
Puccini for Beginners : Drama
Quills : Historical Drama
Rampage : Thriller
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale : Comedy, Foreign
The Raven : Suspense
Right to Die : Horror
Russian Ark : Documentary
Satan Rides the Media : Documentary
The Screwfly Solution: Horror
Secretary : Drama
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Comedy
Seven Psychopaths: Horror/Comedy
Sick Girl : Horror
Sleepy Hollow: Supernatural
Some Guy Who Kills People: Horror/Comedy
Sounds Like: Horror
Suburban Gothic: Horror/Comedy
The Suicide Theory: Suspence
Theatre Bizarre : Horror
Threads : Dystopian Drama
Tucker & Dale vs Evil : Horror/Comedy
Until the Light Takes Us : Documentary
The V Word:  Horror
Valerie on the Stairs: Horror
The Washingtonians : Horror
We All Scream for Ice Cream : Horror
We Are What We Are : Horror
The Well : Psychological Horror
Wet Hot American Summer (Film and TV): Comedy
The Winter Guest: Drama
Wonder Boys : Drama
The Worst Witch : Comedy

TV

Black Books : Comedy
Come Fly with Me : British Sketch Comedy
Crooked House : Three-part mini-series ghost story
Da Vinci’s Demons : Historical Drama
The Fall : British/Irish Crime drama
Fresh Meat : British Comedy
Grace and Frankie: Comedy/Drama
Happy Valley : Gritty crime drama
Hex : Supernatural Drama
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Three-part mini-series documentary
Inside No. 9: British Sketch Comedy
The Killing : Crime Drama
Last Tango in Halifax : Drama Comedy
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow : Disney cartoon one-off
Odd Folks Home : Documentary TV Show
Oddities : Documentary TV Show
Penny Dreadful : Supernatural Drama
Ripper Street : Victorian crime show
The Secret of Crickley Hall : Three-part mini-series ghost story
Skeleton Inc : Pilot of documentary show about Skulls Unlimited
Sleepy Hollow : Supernatural Drama
Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets : Documentary TV Show
Top of the Lake : Crime Drama
Transparent : Comedy Drama
Wentworth : Prison Drama
A Young Doctor’s Notebook : Comedy Drama

Genre

(Film unless otherwise noted)

Action & Adventure
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

Animation
Hotel Transylvania
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Mad Monster Party

Comedy
Black Books : TV
Burke and Hare
Clue
Come Fly with Me : TV
Dear White People
A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Fresh Meat : TV
Grace and Frankie: TV
Harold and Maude
Haunted Honeymoon
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Hysteria
Inside No. 9: British sketch comedy
Mean Girls
Murder by Death
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Wet Hot American Summer
The Worst Witch
A Young Doctor’s Notebook : TV

Documentary
Absinthe: A Documentary
The Act of Killing
The American Scream
Becoming Santa
Carl Panzram: Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance
The Devil’s Mass
Fall from Grace
The God Who Wasn’t There
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss : TV
The Jinx : Six part true crime documentary
Odd Folks Home : TV
Oddities : TV
Orgasm Inc
Russian Ark
Satan Rides the Media
Skeleton Inc : TV
Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets : TV
Until the Light Takes Us

Drama
Bathory
Calvary
Concussion
The Countess
Crooked House : TV (three-part mini-series)
Da Vinci’s Demons : TV (Historical Drama)
The Duke of Burgundy
Higher Learning
The Ice Storm
The Kings of Summer
Last Tango in Halifax : TV Drama/Comedy
Puccini for Beginners
Quills
The Secret of Crickley Hall : TV (three-part mini-series)
Secretary
Threads
Transparent : TV
Wentworth : TV
The Winter Guest
Wonder Boys

Fantasy
Clash of the Titans (1981; 2010)

Foreign
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Horror
30 Days of Night
American Mary
The Babadook
The Black Cat
The Cabin in the Woods
Chocolate
The Conjuring
The Damned Thing
Dream Cruise
Fair-Haired Child
Ghost Story
Goth
Haeckel’s Tale
Homecoming
H. P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
Jenifer
John Carpenter’s Cigarette Burns
John Carpenter’s Pro-Life
Kiss of the Damned
Let the Right One In
Mama
Masters of Horror:  Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 ; Part 4 ; Part 5 Part 6
Misery
Mum & Dad
Pelts
Pick Me Up
Right to Die
The Screwfly Solution
Sick Girl
Sounds Like
Theatre Bizarre
Valerie on the Stairs
The V Word
The Washingtonians
We All Scream for Ice Cream
We Are What We Are
The Well

Horror/Comedy
Dance of the Dead
Deer Woman
Family
Housebound
I Sell the Dead
Seven Psychopaths
Some Guy Who Kills People
Suburban Gothic
Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Musical
The Devil’s Carnival

Sci-fi
Cube
Limitless

Supernatural
Hex : TV
Penny Dreadful : TV
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow : TV

Suspence
The Fall : TV
Happy Valley : TV
Identity
The Killing : TV
Nightcrawler
The Perfect Host
The Raven
Ripper Street : TV
The Suicide Theory
Top of the Lake : TV

Thriller
The Bleeding House
Die
Exam
Grimm Love
Hunger
The Last Winter
Rampage

 

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