I Made You The Horror Trailer Cut of “Carol” We’ve All Been Waiting For

I cannot express to you enough just how solid a grasp I have on the concept of living one’s life to the fullest. Recent proof of this is when U.S. Netflix finally dropped the 2015 Oscar nominated but snubbed film Carol and I watched it on loop for over 12 hours.

Oh, that sounds bad, and in no way beneficial to me or anyone for that matter? Well, I’ll give you two reasons you’re wrong: not only does watching something you’ve already seen at least ten times another five times in a row give you access to the easter eggs often missed by the casual viewer, it gives you a broken brain from which to draw bananas conclusions. For example, about Carol specifically, that it is – along with one the greatest love stories of all time – a horror/thriller movie lost in the edits. Join me on this journey.

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Los Angeles based writer. Let's keep it clean out there!

Erin has written 208 articles for us.


  1. This was amazing and hilarious and I guffawed at least twice. Thank you, Erin.

    However! I respectfully submit that Carol has always been a suspenseful thriller. Consider that the original author (Highsmith) also wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley and Stranger On A Train. The forbiddenness of the lesbian relationship is the “crime” that creates the tension of this story (plus the totally one-sided point of view in the book, which keeps Carol mysterious, and subsequently dangerous). Since we don’t think of homosexuality as taboo (or criminal) anymore, it loses some of its sense of dire consequence.

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