“Can you hear me? They did this.”
“Oh, so society’s to blame …”
Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl is emblematic of a certain species of horror movie; autumnal, elliptical, vaguely about lesbians in a troublingly reactionary way, and dreadfully slow
As a director not bloodthirsty enough for the horror fans and not tasteful enough for the cinephiles, it only makes him ripe for endless rediscovery.
“I can’t help it. It’s a vice.”
“The truth comes to light in very odd colors.”
“All our youth must eventually be sacrificed.”
“There was a nude woman … someone had killed her.”
“Ever since you’ve been playing detective you just can’t get anything right!”
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