"There's a storm coming like nothing you've ever seen, and not a one of you is prepared for it."
Andy Muschietti's IT floats into theaters next week, bringing with it an insane amount of hype and excitement from horror fans and those fortunate enough to have attended early screenings of the film. For genre fans, the wait for Muschietti's film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has proven excruciatingly long, mostly due to the fact that it legitimately looks amazing ("Don't care how, I want it now!"). If, like me, you're stuck waiting to watch the film next Thursday at your local cinema's opening night premiere, we've put together a list of things to watch that will make your wait a little less harsh. If the wait is Pennywise, then we're packing the battery acid. Let's melt some faces!
Perhaps even more than film itself, I'm a fan of characters and acting. Great actors and actresses are capable of transcending reality, giving life to characters that otherwise would not exist. Save for the performances in films such as The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs, the horror genre is unjustly neglected by the masses, though it gives us examples of brilliant acting time and again. In celebration of Women in Horror Month, I'm taking a look at a performance that was not only neglected by critics, but casual fans alike.
LOVELY MOLLY is a 2012 psychological horror film from the brilliant Eduardo Sanchez that follows newlyweds, Molly and Tim, as they move into Molly's childhood home. Once there, Molly becomes haunted by a supernatural entity, as well as her past in the house, including the hinted at sexual abuse from her father and her previous addiction to heroin. Entirely underrated, underseen, and underappreciated, LOVELY MOLLY is masterfully directed by Sanchez, but the film truly soars on the powerful performance of Gretchen Lodge. This is a film that's worth watching for the performance alone, which rivals the greatest acting showcases in horror history.