Subverts the genre then transcends it. A magnificent horror movie.
Friday, 27 February 2015
I think to properly enjoy this movie you have to like the happy, clappy idiot Bill Murray transforms into by the end, whereas for some unfathomable reason I far more identify with the grouchy cunt he is at the start.
Charlotte liked it but felt that ultimately Murray's transformation didn't really matter because an old man dies, whatever the outcome, and that was sad.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Thursday, 19 February 2015
A nasty, sordid tale that holds no real surprises and tries to compensate by presenting everything as graphically as possible, which is no compensation at all.
Shogun's Sadism [Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei/The Joy of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing]
Two tales, one an extreme Japanese version of Horrible Histories the other a parable about a fool and a whore, both a flimsy excuse for a hideous parade of detestable atrocities.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
A jumble of disconnected imagery populated with characters who don't talk to each other as they meander through a story merely hinted at.
Things I learned from this movie; Grace Zabriskie looked old even when she was young, Robert Englund looked like a child molester even before he played Freddy Kreuger and you should never, ever step through a mystical triangle in a gargantuan alien pyramid because, unless you're THE MASTER, your shit will get well and truly fucked up.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
A far more convoluted set up than you'd expect leads to demented, rabid hippies stalking about trying to hack people to pieces. Made enjoyable by an unintentionally hilarious focus on the hydrophobia aspect of rabies which means everybody was able to protect themselves by simply splashing water in the general direction of any menace.
A pair of cops partake in dull dialogue about a weird staring man who appears to have a bit of a thing for fondling the contents of the local butcher's dustbins. Complete with a helpful ending precis that usefully sums up everything you just watched.
Monday, 16 February 2015
An accomplished hybrid of Repulsion and Rosemary's baby, slathered in Italian style and finished off with a superb, final jolt.