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Cine-Ween: THE GIVEAWAY!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL YOU CINEPHILES, FILM GEEKS, MOVIE PUNKS, AND ART THUGS OUT THERE! Thanks yo each and every one of you who has been keeping up with our many guest posts for the season, and thanks of course to all those who have lent us their voice as part of our celebration of the greatest time of the year! WITHOUT YOU ALL WE DO NOT EXIST! Now, if any of you have seen the amazing videos Jacob did to help promote Cine-Ween then you know that we have not delivered on all of our promises for the season. The
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Cine-Ween: Jillian Rae’s Rob Zombie-inspired video for ‘Buried Alive’ (PREMIERE)

We were big fans of Jillian Rae’s LP, I can’t be the one you want me to be, when it came out earlier this year, so it’s really exciting to premiere her Rob Zombie-inspired video for the album’s track, “Buried Alive” as part of our Cine-Ween coverage. As Jillian says: “‘Buried Alive’ is basically the product of what happens when my bottled-up stress, empathy, and anxiety exploded… all over my voice memos in a 4am insomnia-based writing session. This whole record has underlying themes of dealing with anxiety, mental health issues, staying sane, the quest of finding balance, and ultimately
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CINE-WEEN: It Isn’t FOR Them

Running a google search for the two words ‘Halloween’ and ‘capitalism’ returns well over six million results. Especially in the United States where the commercialization of Halloween has reached its apotheosis, the conservative right love to trot out a tired clichéd argument about how this time of year is a great way of teaching your kids about the accumulation of commodities (candy bars and the surplus value of labour being apparently equivalent). However, all of this is nonsense and it is not because we should not be politicizing a fun holiday. Rather the capitalist ideology around Halloween has to resisted precisely
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CINE-WEEN: I’M JUST F*CKING WITH YOU – AN ANALYSIS OF TROLLING

I am a typical horror movie snob, turning my nose up at most Hollywood regurgitations of classics and so-called innovative concepts in modern horror, so impressing me with a recent or current film is often a difficult task. However, I was no less than completely refreshed and excited by Hulu’s I’m Just F*cking With You. The movie begins by introducing Larry (Keir O’Donnell), the main character and what patriarchal society would classify as a “beta male.” He is a neat-freak and stereotypical passive aggressive male loner (read: incel vibes) with a shy demeanor and antagonistic outlook on life. Larry does not
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Cine-Ween: Dan Curtis: King of TV Horror

In the pantheon of what might be called “classical” horror/monster movies, the conversation often boils down to two cycles: the Universal Monsters films of the 1920s-1950s, and the horror output of Hammer Film Productions from the 1950s-1970s. Allowances might be made for Val Lewton’s horror cycle at RKO in the 1940s, although the almost noirish style of those films (as well as their emphasis on the psychological over the supernatural) set them apart. However, if we broaden our scope to include television, then a third cycle enters the conversation more or less contemporaneous to Hammer. Building on the success of
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Cine-Ween: Sequel Harvest: The CHILDREN OF THE CORN Series

Following the successful 1984 theatrical release of the Stephen King short story adaptation Children of the Corn, which earned nearly 15 million dollars domestic on an eight-hundred-thousand-dollar budget, we were treated to an onslaught of sequels, the majority of which were released direct-to-video. By a wide margin the longest-running feature film series based on King’s work, even the first film was not highly regarded by critics or even fans at the time of release. Still, its box office success would lead to one more theatrically released film in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice before another seven direct-to-video
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Cine-Ween: THE POLITICS AND HORROR OF PERFORMANCE IN SUSPIRIA (2018)

Something is rotten in the state of Germany. The idea of a darkness encroaching in on the world from the fringes exists in two parallel lines in Luca Guadagnino’s labyrinthine Suspiria (2018), which takes the “coven hiding in a dance academy” premise of Argento’s original and runs with it in all sort of new and strange directions. This darkness beating at the heart of Guadagnino’s film is one that’s animated by the act and art of performance: the performance of dance, of witchcraft, of political ideology; examining where these ideas converge and diverge, like an elaborate piece of choreography. By
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Cine-Ween: A Buyer’s Guide to Your Perfect Halloween Pet

You’re alone, creeping quietly through a graveyard when… no, wait. You’re in a haunted house, and suddenly, from behind the curtain… Actually, this time you’re in your own home, but now your family member is possessed! On the other hand, maybe you were bitten and you’re just not healing the way you should be… Well who can’t relate to all that? What you’ll quickly realize, however, is that all those and so many more scenarios can be improved, if not outright solved, by having a furry (or feathered, or scaly) friend by your side. Think about it: From Muffin, the
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