Although our three brunch films this weekend are each part of a different programming series and are very diverse in narrative, they all share in that they embrace the alter-ego. Whether it’s Buffy’s cheerleader-by-day/vampire-killer-by-night double life or the literal dichotomy of being a “beauty” or a “beast” or the neighbor-next-door obsessions with being haunted house pioneers, brunch at Nitehawk this weekend is all about tapping into your inner demons. Of course, this is what Halloween is all about!
I mean, how troublesome it must be to come back from cheer-leading practice only to have to destroy demonic vampires. And then to fall for Luke Perry. What a nightmare!
There’s a lot of internal ugliness happening in Cocteau’s dark tale. To say the least, the relationship between Belle and the Beast is a complicated one. A prince all wrapped up in a monster!
The American Scream (2012)
Directed by Michael Stephenson
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These seemingly normal families in a normal everyday American neighborhood break out of their shell each fall as they go all-horrored-out for Halloween. Who knew such dark minds lurked behind white picket fences? Also, check out Fangoria’s Q&A with the director.