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All Things Thriller

A celebration of thrillers, noire and black comedy in film and literature by Pamela Lowe Saldana

Month / January 2018

Bone Tomahawk, 2015; A film directed by S. Craig Zahler, Independent

A few years ago KFC graced us with the “Famous Bowl”, a concoction of mashed potatoes topped with corn, chicken nuggets, brown gravy and cheese. It was weird. And it sucked. Director S. Craig Zahler’s debut film Bone Tomahawk is kind of like that. It’s a concoction of genres and sub-genres–Western, Horror, Black Comedy, Splatter […]

Hounds of Love, 2016; A film directed by Ben Young; Australian

In Greek mythology Cerberus is a three-headed monster hound that guards the gates of hell, hence the phrase “hounds of hell”. In director Ben Young’s horror filmĀ Hounds of LoveĀ three characters are grafted together for the sake of–I hesitate to even go there–love. The film opens in a mundane, slightly gritty neighborhood. The camera swoops down […]