Monthly Archives October 2019

CINE-WEEN: The Grim Attraction to Haunted Attractions

As you can probably guess, the start of Halloween season gets all of us at Cinepunx HQ absolutely giddy with ghoulish anticipation. Across the board, we collectively lose our shit when all of the pumpkins begin to illuminate our lives with their glowing grins and the trees show us all the colors of their carotenes with resplendent aplomb. As we’re primarily a movie outlet, yes we’re hyped on horror movies. We talk about horror movies year round, but we go even harder into it from the first sixty degree day until the winter comes and crushes all of our hopes
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CINE-WEEN: Inspired by the Motion Picture

The year is 2001. You walk into a record store with roughly 10 bucks in your pocket that you’ve saved by not eating lunch at school for a few days. You have one goal, stretch this 10 bucks and walk out of this Sam Goody with as much music as possible. Would it be nice to leave with a new album? Sure, but those usually run you anywhere from 15 to 20 bucks. You can’t go two weeks without food, and your neighbor doesn’t need their lawn mowed for the third time this month. You have one viable option and
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EVENT HORIZON: One Person’s Journey (CINE-WEEN)

As long as there have been movies, there have been horror movies. The genre is one of the pillars on which the entire medium rests. And yet, it has its skeptics. When I was young and ferociously wrong about much of the absolute certainty with which I viewed the world, I largely dismissed horror movies as a tacky byproduct of industry cynicism, i.e. easy to crank out on the cheap and then sit back and watch the profits roll in. This was because I’d never been truly shaken to my core by a horror movie, and didn’t think it was
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CINE-WEEN: Jeffrey Combs on NEVERMORE & Poe

Actor Jeffrey Combs is no stranger to literary-inspired roles. His most famous work is for director Stuart Gordon in a series of films based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, most notably Dr. Herbert West in Re-Animator. However, his latest endeavor is less about the works and more about the man behind them. In Nevermore, written by Dennis Paoli and directed by Stuart Gordon, Combs recreates an evening with author Edgar Allen Poe, wherein he fully inhabits the famous writer. It’s a stage production the actor has been doing for nearly a decade now, wherein he “enthralls with dramatic recitals
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CINE-WEEN 2019: A Dark Celebration

Welcome friends, enemies, and uninterested parties to another edition of CINE-WEEN – our month long celebration of all the fear, pain, joy, hope, and grossness we have come to associate with Halloween. Cinepunx was recently described to me as an entirely tentative affair. What I think that refers to is the way we are always on the edge of something, working toward something more permanent and stable. At any given time those of us who volunteer our talents and attention to make sure this scrappy little website functions are on the verge of seeing it gain enough popularity to exist
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