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Why Blog of 1,000 Corpses Exists

(TLDR; I just really love taboo cinema)

There is no single piece I could point to which would be the sole reason for my interests in dark, taboo, and strange media spawned. In some sense, I feel as if I were born with highly active levels of morbid curiosity.

As I grew, my creative outlet with dark subject matters became less with Barbies and more with the big screen. My obsession with camp-horror, torture-porn, and low-brow cinema was only supported throughout my academic career as I gained experience in crafting well-researched critical essays on un-conventional subjects. Many of my studies included pieces by the "weirdos" of the filmmaking industry and taking the films as seriously as any M. Night Shyamalan or Steven Spielberg production.

My purpose and ambition with Blog of 1,000 Corpses is to provide an outlet for these interests I hold dear to my heart. Along the way, I hope to create a community of readers and peers who have similar interests in the macabre, disturbing, uncomfortable, and, of course, the campy.

Future Reviews Include (but are not limited to):

  • Pink Flamingos (1972, dir. John Waters)

  • Where the Dead Go to Die (2012, dir. Jimmy ScreamerClauz)

  • Escape from Tomorrowland (2013, dir. Randy Moore)

  • Girl Hell 1999 (1999, dir. Daisuke Yamanouchi)

  • Incident in Ghost Land (2018, dir. Pascal Laugier)

  • Skinamarink (2022, dir. Kyle Ball)

  • Female Trouble (1974, dir. John Waters)

  • Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006, dir. Lucifer Valentine)

  • The Night of the Comet (1984, dir. Thom Eberhardt)

  • Criminally Insane (1975, dir. Nick Millard)

  • Chopping Mall (1986, dir. Jim Wynorski)

Suggestions?

One positive trait about myself as a reviewer is that I will sit through about any film no matter how terrible it is.

If there is a film you are interested in seeing me review, please see my Contact page for further information.

Disclaimer: Providing suggestions does not 100% guarantee my review of a film. If I find something worth discussing about the film, it will be written about.

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About the Author

Rachel is a recent graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV with a B.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in English Language and Literature. During her 6 years of education, many of Rachel's critical works focused on film analysis. More recent projects include her essay "Satan's Sublime: An Argument for Sublime Theory in The Lords of Salem" presented at the Ray Browne Pop Culture Conference of 2022, video essay "Barbie, Eat Your Heart Out: Tiffany Valentine and the Performance of Abjection", and short parody film Crayola Cats (2017).

Rachel currently resides in West Virginia with her partner and four cats. When she's not working, she enjoys crocheting, photography, and torturing Sims.

A Few Favorite & Formative Films:

  • House of 1,000 Corpses (2003, dir. Rob Zombie) [DUH]

  • Female Trouble (1974 , dir. John Waters)

  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998 , dir. Terry Gilliam)

  • Seed of Chucky (2004, dir. Don Mancini) [I believe this film altered my brain chemistry.]

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