Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Curio: A Woodburned Margot Kidder

Alexa from Pop Elegantiarum here to share some creepy film craftiness for Halloween Week. One of my favorite Halloween memories is a sleepover I had with some friends in middle school. A bunch of us girls bundled up after a night of trick-or-treating to watch Brian De Palma's masterpiece of horror, Sisters, starring Margot Kidder as a set of loony French-Canadian Siamese twins. This was Brian De Palma's first foray into Hitchcock homage; really, though, it's just a solid horror flick wrapped in a mystery story (sprinkled with some humor). I still get chills when Dominique stabs her male suitor after he just bedded her sister, Danielle.

Maybe that's why I'm digging Jeff Cashvan's weird little "pyrographic portrait" of this scene in wood. Something about it just oozes horror. You can see more of Jeff's wood world here.

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