Kevin Smith’s New American Nightmare

How Red State revives and transcends 1970s American transgressive horror Spoiler Warning: In its analysis, this essay deconstructs key narrative points from throughout the duration of Red State. Consequently, it is not recommended to be read by those wishing to preserve any surprises inherent in a viewing of the film. Adam Simon’s documentary The American …

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A Hazy Shade of Video

A revised version of this text is available in Geek Mook. Lies, damn lies and recollections. The cassette slinks into the mechanism with a ker-chunk. It’s a heavy duty design, the kind from the ‘80s that used to set you back $20 a throw. The kind that used to say, “I may be VHS, I …

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