Falcon 4 Entertainment: Week of October 25


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‘Scream’ (1996)

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for some horror and there is nothing better than the classic that is ‘Scream.’ The basic premise of a slasher film is there: crazy, always-in-a-million-places-at-one killer simply loves killing! The movie focuses on Sidney Prescott, a high school girl recovering from the murder of her mom last year, who has just become the killer’s favorite target. ‘Scream’ sets itself apart from other slasher films with its ability to mock both itself and the genre. There is a subtle emphasis on comedy and parody in practically every scene. Never fear, though, it still manages to keep the audience guessing and rooting for the characters till the very end.


‘Welcome to the Dark House’ (2014) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

A simple essay contest innocently asks its writers “what’s your worst nightmare?” When the seven essay winners claim their reward – an exclusive look at a famous horror director’s new film, including a stay at a house designed to look like the films – they have no idea the purpose of their ‘vacation’ is to face these nightmares. The winners vary in their love for horror, but in order to leave and live, they must individually fight their darkest demons. Of course, since the story involves teenagers, new relationships and friendships are tested and everyone’s emotions are scrambled. Everyone is pushed to their edge, but what truly distinguishes the characters is who comes out alive.


‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (2020)

Elena Richardson has the perfect family in the perfect neighborhood because she plays by the rules. When Elena meets Mia Warren, she is determined to be a doting neighbor and dedicated support system to Mia and her daughter, Pearl, despite Mia’s personal opinions about the relationship. Elena continuously sweeps her own familial tension under the rug, until her world becomes borderline explosive. And then her world becomes explosive. The opening scene shows the Richardson’s house engulfed in flames as the investigators conclude the fire was intentional. The show then goes back to the beginning when Mia first arrives and begs its watchers to ask, “who started the fire?” This astonishing show is erupting in tension and is now streaming on Hulu.


‘Talon of the Hawk’ (2013) by the Front Bottoms

This indie punk album provides the perfect lyrics and atmosphere to release all your feelings at once. Practically every aspect of romance is covered in only 12 songs including crushing on someone, the disbelief of being left, feelings of anger and resentment, and the sweet excitement of finding love. Serious topics are brought in as well, including one, featured in the song “Lone Star,” about the difficulty and anguish of deciding whether or not to get an abortion. Overall, every song is simply exploding with emotion and can become the perfect outlet to just let it all out. It’s not a sound you hear every day but definitely one worth checking out.

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