A Short Rant About The State of Modern Horror: “The Smiling Man” (2015)

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil entices the synopsis from the little description box. I wasn’t expecting anything in particular, especially since I had previously watched a batch of horror shorts that nearly put me to sleep. I am always on the lookout for lists and recommendations for original compositions, […]

Takato Yamamoto. When Macabre Smiles With the Face of Eroticism.

First of all, we have to know that, Takato Yamamoto calls his style “Heisei Estheticism”, which blends traditional Ukiyo-e woodblock prints with images of bondage and horror akin to those found in modern manga. Sex and death are familiar lovers in Yamamoto’s works. A closer examination reveals a degree of finesse and imagination that elevates his work away from […]

Demonii psihedelici ai Alexandrei Crisbășan. „Între întuneric profund și culori orbitoare”

“There is a beast in man that needs to be exercised not exorcised“ – Anton Szandor LaVey Prima dată am văzut pozele Alexandrei Crisbășan (nu-i știam încă numele) în urmă cu aproape un an. Era un Tumblr cu imagini grele, suprasaturate, îmbibate cu o senzație că tocmai lăsasem în urmă realitatea comodă în care mă […]