Sorry about yesterday, bats and ghouls. I had some trouble accessing my website, and thus, couldn't make an entry yesterday. But that problem is resolved now. (Yay!) I put my time away from the blog to good use, though. I voted early this year. I voted in the primary last year and polling site was beyond packed--which was a great problem to have. (Usually, I go to my polling place every year and find it empty, unless it's a presidential election. That's bad, because the important, life-affecting politics happens on the local level and rarely on the national level.) As it happens Fiesta Market has an area set up for early voting. So, I went there. It was crowded. (Wooohoooo!!) But I was in and out in under an hour. While I was there, I picked up some Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls for my Vincent Price altar. (Yes. I have a Vincent Price altar/ofrenda. If Chewy's restaurants can have an Elvis altar, I can damned well have a Vincent Price altar. :P) The photo is a bit dark because that corner of the house doesn't get much light.
And now...back we go to our regularly scheduled Horror film recommendations.
Today, let's talk about Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups.)
There are so many things about this film I appreciate. One of them being the historical setting (mid 1700's France,) and the fact that The Beast of Gévaudan was an actual series of murders. Since (as the article theorizes) menageries with exotic animals were popular--it's easy to imagine that it was an escaped (young) male lion. Just look at this photo:
Fits the description, doesn't it? Anyway, I love it when a storyteller takes real history and plays with it. And that's exactly what this film does. I also adore Mark Dacascos and Monica Bellucci and they're both wonderful in this film. (And come on, who couldn't love a nun-assassin?) Also, Marianne is kind of a badass. I love watching her handle guns, ride, and rebuff the romantic overtures of the men around her--things women are not often depicted doing in films set in that era. Also, did I mention the nun-assassin? Yes, if you don't speak French you'll have to deal with subtitles, but do it anyway. You won't be sorry.