Sunday, January 17, 2010



The newest installment of An Evening With J.L. Carrozza.

Our subject now is Dream House, a project that has proved to be as educational as it was troublesome. Included is talk on how success can hurt the filmmaker by building up his ego, the influences on Dream House that came equal parts from both the East (Nobuo Nakagawa's Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan and the Yuki Onna segment in Masaki Kobyashi's Kwaidan) and the West (Euro cult horror films by directors like Mario Bava, Dario Argento and Ruggero Deodato). Also detailed is the taxing shooting of the film, the slightly more political themes and my disdain for the "head in the sand" social status quo in America and the disappointment in its initial completion.

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