good reason for why, every so often, horror has to turn nasty and address the
issues that most movies don’t touch upon. Hollywood pictures either deal in
accepted truths or they tell us things that we would like to believe, and if by
some oversight something is not perfect, then the love of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl
will make everything just wonderful.
exploitative horror pictures, however, the family unit is either failing or dysfunctional,
and not even Kirsten Dunst (or Natalie Portman or Anna Kendrick) will be able
to fix it. These movies want to get under your skin, not prop up the fantasies
of homemakers in Peoria.
True, some of
them were made just so put rubes in seats, and Switchblade Romance didn’t say
much about The Meaning Of It All, but it still had an attitude that’s absent
from most multiplex fare.
ambition is to seek out as many nasty horror pictures as you can then the
following list, which ranks them from worst to best, should serve you well.