I’m not going to lie. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the music output of 2013. There were a lot of big names that delivered underwhelming material and not a lot of exposure for the emerging or underground musicians who can usually fill those gaps. Singles dominated the airwaves and the discussion over albums and even music videos.
Still, there are a few music videos that stood above the rest.
This week on Horror Thursday, we’re looking at one of the odder Boris Karloff films. No, he doesn’t play a literal monster or undergo some horrifying physical transformation; it’s psychological horror about trying too hard to save the world. Corridors of Blood, sometimes known as the opium horror, is about a surgeon in the 1800s trying to perfect a technique to make surgery painless for the patient. Let’s just say there’s a very clear reason this film is in the Criterion Collection. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more Realist (capital R, like Dickens) film before, where life is constantly going on beyond the altruistic obsession of the doctor.
Horror Thursday: Corridors of Blood