Basque Errementari

Midnight Murderama Podcast Horror Film Blog: Errementari

Blog, Film Review, Horror Movies

“Basque in the Fresh, Gorgeous World of Errementari”

It’s a bold move to have a straight-up devil in your horror film. It runs the risk of being too on the nose, I’d think. I’m not talking possession. Not talking demon. I’m not even saying THE DEVIL. Just a devil, no “the.” A pointy tale, pitch-fork using, red skinned, horned, devil. Bold, but Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil is strangely more unique and interesting in its use of cliche imagery than if it went for something less obvious…

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The Devil's Candy, Metal Music, Horror Movies

Midnight Murderama Podcast Horror Film Blog: The Devil’s Candy

Blog, Film Review, Horror Movies

“The Devil’s Candy: The Most Metal Axe Murder in Horror History”

I don’t think I’d surprise anyone if I said metal music and horror movies are intrinsically linked by some shared aesthetic. I’m not sure what it is about either that seems to connect one to the other — but the overlap in fan interest there is undoubtedly prolific. In fact the biggest metal fan I know is also the biggest horror fan I know.

Beyond similarities in imagery, I would argue there is a certain spirit embodied in both. A certain history there. “Both were the sites of moral panic in the 1980’s,”…

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