Sunday, June 24, 2018

HEREDITARY Is a Slow, Disturbing Ride

Hereditary is an interesting film that any horror fan needs to see. I think my expectations were set a little too high when people started calling it the new Exorcist. In my opinion, it’s not even remotely close to The Exorcist or The Exorcist III in terms of scares or quality of storytelling. For me, Hereditary was an interesting occult tale that has more in common with The Ninth Gate than with anything it’s currently being compared to. And that’s actually great, because I adore The Ninth Gate, and I enjoyed Hereditary quite a bit.


The thing is, this is one of those movies that you really want to go into with almost no information, and just let the story unfold. And to be clear, it unfolds very, very slowly. But along the way, the audience is treated to some fantastic, disturbing moments of horror, which stand out even more because of the film’s pace. That being said, it’s easily 30-40 minutes too long, and it suffers greatly for that. The other thing it suffers from is that the trailer did the move a disservice. It suggests there is some Sixth Sense-like twist behind everything, when in fact the story plays out in a pretty straightforward way.

But when you combine the handful of great build-up moments with the incredible last fifteen to twenty minutes, they make Hereditary a must-see movie. Most horror flicks these days don’t have any moments that truly stick with you afterwards, and this movie has several. And one thing that has not been overhyped about this film is Toni Collette’s performance–she is superb.

Just keep your expectations reasonable, and Hereditary will be a pleasantly terrifying surprise.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Power Chords Podcast: Track 21--The Rolling Stones and Ghost





Opening Act:
New Thrash it Out--Overkill’s The Grinding Wheel (thrashitoutpodcast.com)
Ghost adds new tour dates
Charlie Benante on Meet-n-Greets
Wetton and Downes Icon re-release
New Uriah Heep album coning
Vinne Vincent coming to TerrifiCon
Check out Dreamland: The Retroblasting Podcast (www.retroblasting.com/dreamland/)

Ear Candy:
The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (1981)
Ghost: Prequelle (2018)

Six Degrees of Frankie B.

Comin’ Atcha Live:
Slayer 6/1/18 @ Mohegan Sun

Rockversation: Erik Norlander (Part 1)
Matt recently spoke with the prolific keyboardist about his time in Asia, The last in Line and his new project Dukes of the orient. Check out all of Erik’s projects at http://www.eriknorlander.com.

New Releases and Bonus Track: Graham Bonnet Band
“Meanwhile, Back in the Garage” from the album of the same name, which is available now! (http://radi.al/GBB)


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Friday, June 8, 2018