Guest Column: Three Movies You Need To See By In Search Of Sun’s Adam Leader

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After Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch — one of our newest writers — contributed a column on must-see horror flicks, we decided to open the topic up to the members of other bands. Why? Well, in addition to music and literature, we’re huge movie buffs and feel maybe your life could benefit from a big screen broadening.

So here for you now is a new column from Adam Leader, who leads In Search of Sun.
The Exorcist
Don’t be put off by the fact that this film was released in the ‘70s, for I can guarantee you that no horror film in this day and age could still absolutely shock and amaze people 40 odd years down the line from its release. Come back to me in 40 years and prove to me that a film released after the year 2000 is still being talked about and praised and I will eat my own head. 
Regan, a young, innocent girl, becomes possessed by a demon who claims to be “The Devil himself.” The Devil does everything in his power to emotionally destroy the priests who’re trying to save this poor girl, only leading to a tragic ending. The story is deep, the characters are awesome and it’s incredibly powerful; my favorite film of all time.

I only saw this recently; I was actually quite surprised I’d never heard of it, because there’s nothing I love more than watching messed up films.

It’s about a couple who blame themselves for the death of their little boy, and they end up punishing each other in the most intense and sexual ways.

Parts of this film were so sick it literally had me turning away at times — pure brutality! The film was shot in such a dark way that it managed to totally bring my mood down and make me feel the characters’ pain. I NEED to watch this again to understand more. There’s definitely a big message behind it.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
I think this was the first-ever film I saw where Jim Carrey played a serious role, and man, was I blown away! What an emotional trip this film takes you on. 
Joel (Carrey) is stunned at discovering his girlfriend, Clementine (played by Kate Winslet), has had her memories of their relationship erased. Out of sheer desperation, he decides to undergo the same procedure and have his memories of her erased, too. However, he has a change of heart whilst this is happening and desperately tries to escape the whole procedure in his own head before it’s too late. 
Kind of made me see that everything in life happens for a reason, and you should never regret anything you’ve ever done or experienced, for it makes you the person you are today.

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