Tag Archives: creepy

STYLE ON SCREEN: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

Menstrual blood. Jealous lovers. Incest. Pedophilia. Ritualism. Bestiality. Lesbianism. Orgies. Violence. Vampirism. Torture. Partial nudity. Public Executions. .. and an animal killing for good measure. Not exactly your average film, even by 70s European standards, and how it stayed off the banned lists is beyond me. But what’s even more odd? A 13 year old girl (Anna Karina-esque Jaroslava Schallerova) played the female lead.

Like the Annunciation and Maladolescenza, one can’t help but wonder who the target audience for Jaromil Jires’ gothic fantasy film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders was. At first glance one might assume this is a childrens movie, yet it’s anything but. Its overt darkness lies in perfect equilibrium with the innocence of the young girls flaunted throughout. The line between ingenue and lolita blurred.

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WALTER POTTER’S ‘THE DEATH’

One of the first people to turn taxidermy into an art form. I love it!

LYKE WAKE DIRGE

Buffy Sainte-Marie ‘lyke wake dirge’

THE THIRST OF THE ABYSS KNOWS NO END

Hippy gal at festival

Ruth White’s musical, electronic rendition of Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil is easily one of the most insane albums ever made. Released in 1969, it featured vocal distortions and other treatments made possible by synthesized means only, thus pioneering electronic music. Perfectly paired with it’s occultic theme, this is one nightmare of a listen. In the best way possible.

Ruth White's Flowers of Evil lp

Ruth White ‘the litanies of Satan’

 

Ruth White ‘the irremediable’

https://goldminetrashvintage.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/06-the-irremediable1.mp3 

A year earlier she made a tarot themed album which is just as bizarre, but that’s another story!