Horror Comedy Trivia: High Spirits

I am a long-time devoted fan of High Spirits. I can’t count the times I have watched it throughout my life. It is one of those movies I go to when I need cheering up, and it stands up as a great and perfectly silly movie each time I watch it every decade I grow older.

I learned from IMDb Trivia that writer and director Neil Jordan maintained that the released version of the film was very different from the one that he shot. He was more or less excluded from the editing process of the final cut. He insists that his version is still locked away in a vault.

I am not sure how I would react to seeing the director’s cut of High Spirits, but I would be curious to find out! I hope that version still exists somewhere to be shared one day.

Image from Film on Paper

Horror Cinema: Terrifier 2

While I am a fan of gore, I found Terrifier 2 intense. Its saving grace and what kept me watching it through the most shocking scenes was its campiness. The clown villain’s playfulness and silliness during gross moments made the violence comical, like life is a sick joke, which I can relate to. I enjoyed Terrifier, and I found its sequel to be a great addition to the franchise. It not only brought the senseless gore that made the first movie good, but it went further with a creepy new character and scenes of purely senseless gore — scenes that were only added to the narrative to show the wildest kills. Not a horror movie for a weak stomach!

Leone, Damien. Terrifier 2, Bloody Disgusting, 2022.