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Film Intelligence: OBAMA'S AMERICA and NINJA TURTLES

Film Intelligence: OBAMA'S AMERICA and NINJA TURTLES

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The Film Experiments of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

The Film Experiments of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Last weekend I saw the delicious DRAG ME TO HELL, Sam Raimi’s celebrated return to his roots in fundamental gore. The great thing about the film is that along with Hollywood-powered special effects, such as protagonist Christine Brown being whipped around a room like a paper doll in a tornado, Raimi uses extraordinarily simple elements, such as, er, big shadows, to scare the living daylights out of us.

As I watched, I was reminded of an art project inspired by Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2 by New York artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

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