Archive for July 29th, 2012

The worst thing you’ll see all week: Rites of Spring

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“Heist meets horror”. Surely I’m not the first person to come up with that phrase? It’s a subgenre of horror, where a bunch of characters doing a heist accidentally stumble onto the stuff of a horror movie. I’m not sure how or why it started, and I’m not sure why it’s a formula. As near as I can tell, it’s more established than “romantic comedy meets horror” or “buddy cop movie meets horror” or “historical epic meets horror”. I can think of an example of all of those three things, but not enough examples to consider them subgenres.

After the jump, what if a bunch of bank robbers got possessed by a demon while fleeing a slasher? Continue reading →