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Introducing The Anatomy of Horror Series

Introducing The Anatomy of Horror Series

The Infinite Eleven's Anatomy of Horror The Infinite Eleven presents a new video series called Anatomy of Horror. Each episode is an analysis of an influential horror film starting with Ari Aster's brilliant debut film Hereditary. Below is a list of videos currently...

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Ringu vs. The Ring: The Culture Cycle

Ringu vs. The Ring: The Culture Cycle

Before you die, you see the ring. The chilling concept of a lethal film has universal appeal because of cinema’s profound effect on our psychology. American remakes of Japanese horror films became popular in the early 2000’s after the release of The Ring (2002), based on the 1998 independent film Ringu. Kansei Engineering is a Japanese method of technological development which requires a product to appeal not only to the reason of the buyer, but to their senses as well. Born (perhaps unconsciously) from this concept, a VHS tape can record family-oriented home videos or the hideous visions of a deranged psychic child. The constant evolution of Japanese technology reflects the cyclical nature of the cursed video tape, which must be passed on like a deadly chain letter.

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It Follows: Water and David Robert Mitchell

It Follows: Water and David Robert Mitchell

It Follows: Water and David Robert Mitchell by Sean M. Sanford     The ambiance of It Follows is apt to snag one’s attention right off, wherein no detail seems without purpose. David Robert Mitchell, has been apt to say that translating his own symbolism...

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Evolution of the Living Dead

Evolution of the Living Dead

“Brains!” You probably remember this quote from Night of the Living Dead (1968), growled by a hungry zombie. Well, none of the zombies in that film spoke, nor were they called “zombies”. That word isn’t used even once in what’s considered the most famous zombie movie of all time.

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