31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 11: Kill List

31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 11: Kill List.

Three sentences review:

There are so many marriages between harmony and chaos within Kill list, both literally depicted in the marriage of Jay and Shel, and figuratively represented in the majority of the film’s imagery. There’s also a ton of “image crafting” going on with the characters, and I think that’s done purposely to lead up to the film’s sobering conclusion; nothing is ever as it seems. Kill List is a fascinating, complex film about an unraveling marriage, two hitmen with moral compasses, and dark rituals, which is the best explanation I can give without spoilers to describe its interesting genre identity disorder.

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Night 18, Red State

31 Nights of Horror, Night 18: Red State

Three sentence review:

Red State is directed by Kevin Smith, stars the badass Melissa Leo and John Goodman, and is, in my opinion, a must watch! Three friends set out to get laid by a woman from an “adult friend finder” website, but quickly find themselves in the middle of a local cultish church’s ritualistic horror.  There are epic action scenes and I really enjoyed this one; Smith clearly drew influence from effed up Westboro Baptist, hypocrisy in government, and the “end of days” hysteria/Mayan prophecies we were all supposed to die from.

You better believe I fear God,