DELIVERANCE

Turn Away From the Screen: 9 Shocking Scenes on Film

Turn Away From the Screen: 9 Shocking Scenes on Film

If you’ve already seen “Deliverance,” “Funny Games,” and “Chinatown” then you know what’s ahead.

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

8 “Hicksploitation” Movies That’ll Have You On the Run

Aaah, the great American outdoors. It can sure be beautiful, but beware: the further afield you get, the harder it is to find help. Help with what, you may ask? Just ask the boys from Deliverance— deviant lunatic hicks, o’course!

If you’ve never heard the term “Hicksploitation” (or “Hixploitation”), the criteria for this peculiar and highly entertaining bunch of movies is simple: they’re usually pretty creepy, with some shit going down in the woods or the middle of nowhere at the hands of some seriously parochial individuals. Here is our list of shameless examples:

Pack Your Crossbow! And Other Vacation Tips Learned from the Movies

Pack Your Crossbow! And Other Vacation Tips Learned from the Movies

If movies about blooper-filled vacations have taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared. Don’t get caught without your ABBA costume when you need it most (thanks, “Muriel’s Wedding”). Brush up on these 10 vacation packing tips as learned from the movies.

10 Reasons Not to Vacation in the Country

10 Reasons Not to Vacation in the Country

If you’re deciding where to go on your summer vacation this year, maybe you should heed the warning of rural-set movies like “Wild,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Cape Fear” and “Deliverance.”

Top 10 hicksploitation films

Top 10 hicksploitation films

Aaah… the great American outdoors. It can sure be beautiful, but beware: The further afield you get, the harder it is to find help. Help with what, you may ask? Just ask the boys from DELIVERANCE, currently playing on the Sundance Channel: deviant lunatic hicks, o’course!

Top 10 summer thrillers that will give you chills

Top 10 summer thrillers that will give you chills

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Looking for a great way to beat the heat? Summer has always been a time for everything to run high: temperature, hormones, blood pressure, nerves. And a summer thriller is the perfect way to make them all go over the top. This is the season that has seen some of the best horror and thriller classics of all time, like ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and THE SIXTH SENSE. And those titles are in great company with the following list.

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: Hot stuff like Y TU MAMÁ, NYMPHOMANIAC, THE BEACH

Now Playing on Sundance Channel: Hot stuff like Y TU MAMÁ, NYMPHOMANIAC, THE BEACH

Can you handle all this heat? No, seriously, can you? Because it’s not just the weather that’s hot — the movies on offer this week are seriously steamy, from the downright uncomfortable (DELIVERANCE) to the height of young lust (Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN).

Our Thriller Thursdays selection is John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE, with its dueling banjos, menacing hillbillies and all.