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12) [But as the sun departs, there dwell at once / dark night and clouds and horridness of mist, / which quite resemble hell, and charge one's eyes / with blindness, and makes every soul afraid.
Much of the horridness of serial killers like the one in Tightrope, Daniel Blank (David Dukes) in The First Deadly Sin, Johnny in Angel Heart, John Doe in Seven, or the John Lithgow character in Blowout, derives from the fact that their actions do have a quality of ritual inversion about them, an aesthetic perfection, and a deranged sense of transcendent mission.
Yesterday morning's Birmingham Conservatoire Prizewinner's recital was given by soprano Samantha Hay, first-ever singer to win this prestigious opportunity, and an artist who ignored the horridness of the hour for vocal performance and seized the day by the scruff of the neck.
That could be a downer, but the realisation of Mageslayer's 3D world is achieved admirably, with the camera zooming up and down as you battle up slopes or drop into pools of unpleasant horridness.