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Bad Vacations – Horror on the Criterion Channel

Bad Vacations

Wishing you could get away this summer? This collection of some of cinema’s most memorably disastrous trips will have you reconsidering the comforts of home. Shining an unsettling light on destinations as lovely as the French Riviera and the canals of Venice, filmmakers such as Catherine Breillat, Paul Schrader, Joanna Hogg, Lucrecia Martel, and Otto Preminger catalog an array of holiday horrors ranging from existential ennui to full-throttle terror.

Looking for a place to start?
Begin with the gentler disquiet of Joanna Hogg’s Unrelated before venturing out into wilder territory: the nature’s-revenge nightmare of Long Weekend, or the haunting desert journey of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky.

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