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Jacob's Ladder

The “mind-fuck” film is exactly what it sounds like. This is a type of movie that messes with your head the entire length of the film. When the mind-fuck film is done right, it makes your jaw drop and you wind up sitting in your chair as the credits roll in a state of disbelief at what you just witnessed. I’ve been a fan of this sub-genre since seeing Jacob’s Ladder back in 1990.

What makes Jacob’s Ladder such a great mind-fuck flick is that it’s not just the ending that fucks with you; the entire movie, every second of it, keeps poking at your brain, daring you to try to understand what’s going on. When you think you’ve figured out what’s happening, BAM, the movie shifts gears and fucks with you even more.

Many people confuse a mind-fuck movie with a film that simply offers a twist ending. This isn’t the same thing. The Sixth Sense, for example, is a great film with an ending that knocks your socks off, but this isn’t a mind-fuck film. The majority of The Sixth Sense is a standard flick about a doctor trying to help a young boy.

Below is my list (in no particular order) of some of the best mind-fuck films. You can watch these over and over again and each time get something new out of it.

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

There’s not a weak element in this film. From the acting to the script to the special effects, Jacob’s Ladder is a damn near perfect film. Director Adrian Lyne masterfully controls the material here and keeps the audience wondering what the hell is happening. If you haven’t seen this film, don’t look it up and don’t read anyone’s reviews of it. Just go buy the DVD and watch it. It’ll blow your fucking socks off.

Jacob's Ladder

The Attic Expeditions (2001)

Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Ted Raimi, and Alice Cooper all star in a movie helmed by the guy who directed the 2007 Wizard of Gore remake, Jeremy Kasten??!!? A man is sentenced to a mental hospital for killing his girlfriend but starts to question whether he actually killed her or if he’s just a pawn in some strange brainwashing experiment. This one keeps you scratching your head and wondering what the fuck’s going on. Repeated viewings are recommended.

Mind Attic

Videodrome (1983)

I may be stretching the definition of what a mind-fuck film is by including Videodrome on this list, but if you’ve seen the film, you know why I’m including it. A sleazy cable TV station owner (James Woods) becomes obsessed with tracking down a television show titled “Videodrome.” This show has no script, no plot, and, as one character observes, “no recurring guest stars.” Oh, but there’s a whole lot more going on in this movie. This movie really messes with your head. Videodrome isn’t just my favorite David Cronenberg flick, it’s one of my favorite films, period.

Mind Videodrome

Donnie Darko (2001)

Time travel? A near death experience? A large rabbit predicting the end of the world? What the hell is going on here?!? You may never know, but it sure is a fun ride. Donnie Darko became an instance cult classic, and after you watch it a few times, you’ll understand why.

Mind Darko

Angel Heart (1987)

I love this film! I remember the first time I saw it: I was living in a shitty little apartment in Ottawa, Canada, and had no cable. I only got three channels, and one Saturday night Angel Heart came on at around one in the morning. I was mesmerized by Mickey Rourke’s portrayal as Harry Angel, a private detective hired by a mysterious man to find another guy called Johnny Favorite. Just sit back and enjoy all the twists and turns this one takes. And just wait until you see Robert De Niro peel that goddamn hard-boiled egg!!!

Angel Heart

Head Trauma (2006)

A man returns home after being away for twenty years to settle his dead grandmother’s estate. As he cleans the house, he gets hit in the hea,d and this triggers a series of very vivid nightmares and waking visions. Soon the line blurs between what is real and what is “unreal.” Directed by Lance Weiler (one-half of the directing team behind 1998’s The Last Broadcast), this one keeps you on edge the entire time.

Head Trauma

Don’t Look Now (1973)

A classic from the 70’s. Donnie Sutherland and Julie Christie recently lost their young daughter. Sutherland takes them to Venice on business, and there they meet a psychic who claims to “see” the spirit of their dead daughter. But there’s so much more going on here. This film is heavy in atmosphere and drips gloom. After watching this one, you’ll feel that there’s no hope in the universe. And just wait until you see that ending!

Mind Don't Look Now

Chasing Sleep (2000)

This is a little known gem starring Jeff Daniels as a professor who wakes up one morning to find his wife never came home the night before. As he searches to find out what happened to her, he is stricken with insomnia. As his sleep deprivation gets worse and worse, reality and hallucinations merge together. Writer-director Michael Walker fucks around with the viewer until we get a great reveal at the end. I was way impressed with Daniels’ performance; I didn’t know he had it in him.

Mind Chasing Sleep

These are some of my favorite “mind-fuck” flicks.  I know this is an incomplete list so tell me your favorites… I wanna hear from you all!

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!

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I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

Synopsis:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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New Sneak Peek of The X-Files Teases What to Expect This Season

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While the abbreviated Season 10 of “The X-Files” met with a lukewarm response when it aired last year, the upcoming 11th installment has our attention since we get a few more episodes, which should translate into a richer storyline for the fans. And if this latest promo for the show can be believed, it will be returning to its roots – with dramatic, funny, poignant, and SCARY stories – and giving us “quintessential ‘X-Files.'”

In the above video you’ll find creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi providing us with a few more clues of what we can expect this season.

About “The X-Files” Season 11:
The second chapter of “THE X-FILES” event series premieres Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Once again, the 10-episode series will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Asst. Director WALTER SKINNER.

Additionally, the all-new episodes will feature guest-star appearances by Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey, Haley Joel Osment, and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Along with Carter, series veteran Glen Morgan serves as an executive producer.

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First Look: The Curse of All Hallows’ Eve

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Sure, the Christmas holiday spirit is currently the one haunting you right about now, but that doesn’t mean we cannot look ahead to next Halloween, does it? Check out the first trailer for The Curse of All Hallows’ Eve!

Directed by Guy Bodart and Lorelei Lanford, The Curse of All Hallows’ Eve stars Vanessa Coleman, Sean Morelli, Jean Sulli, and Jaime Lynch. Lanford also wrote the project.

Synopsis:
On All Hallows’ Eve a secret society of priests is conducting diabolical ceremonies in which humans are being sacrificed to appease their god, Samhain.

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