The Horror Honeys: Sci-Fi(ish) Honey Jam ~ 'Untitled 3'

Sci-Fi(ish) Honey Jam ~ 'Untitled 3'

Greg Araki's Mysterious Skin is what I call a "horror of reality" film, in that it is the kind of movie that confronts you with the every day awfulness of our world, making even the most extreme horror movie look like a Fred and Ginger romp by comparison. Mysterious Skin follows two boys in the aftermath of their lives after they've suffered abuse at the hands of their baseball coach. One becomes a hustler in New York, the other becomes an amnesiac obsessed with alien abduction. For as dark as it could be, Mysterious Skin is still filled with heart, and a glimmer of hope, especially in the final scene, soundtracked by the brilliant Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós' "Untitled 3." And I will forever connect the song with a film that both broke, and healed, my heart in equal measure. ~RH