Universal Darkness: In Defense of Horror, by Elena Furlanetto

       Let me start with a provocation. Although we all love indie movies more than blockbusters, blockbusters generally teach us more about culture than indie movies: lamentably, the Cinepanettone genre in Italy is more indicative of mainstream tastes and orientations (let alone the exquisitely Italian and untranslatable mood of the demenziale1, than the cryptic 2020 Silver-Bear winner Favolacce. Blockbusters follow formulaic patterns of … Continue reading Universal Darkness: In Defense of Horror, by Elena Furlanetto