Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
They were kind enough to collect all the best Horror Movie Trailers in one spot for my viewing enjoyment! Yeah!
(The store my Husband works at is pretty killer, but I am pretty sure is the only one in Paly.)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The devil is big right now man! He is like last years vampire or 2007's zombie. EVERYWHERE!!! This film is from some wunderkind that I am not familiar with. It has Tom Noonan and Dee Wallace. What more do you need to know! (The Wunderkind's name is Ti West and I guess I should rent "Roost." I think that was his breakout film.)
You get freaky shit like this! This is hitting the festival circut right now, so I don't know when it is getting released. "Seventh Moon" looks better than some of the other previews I have seen, especially "H2," which I hate more everytime I see it. I am such a cranky old fart.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Or maybe not. Check out this review: http://criticalmassreviews.blogspot.com/2008/10/martyrs-2008-pascal-laugier_27.html
What does he mean that once you have watched it, you can't un-watch it?
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
My friends Tanya and Harold bought me these awesome Zombie gifts recently and I wanted to share them and thank them. (share the toys, not Tanya and Harold.) I use my "I Love Zombies" bag that Shoshanah made for me all the time, and no one says anything about it. Do they look at me and go "of course she loves Zombies, no comment needed."? Or does it freak them out? This is Palo Alto after all.
So I watched "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" last night, and then this episode of South Park, which I love for this scene alone. Nothing much to say about "Zach and Miri" except that Elizabeth Banks is a good sport and the film has one very funny scene in it, which makes it a good Netflix rent. I am still trying to wind down from "Robinson Crusoe," hence all the low-brow humor. Oh, I also watched "Phantom of the Paradise" last night, which really deserves its own post. I didn't mean to watch "Phantom of the Paradise," but I just happened upon it, kind of like a car wreck. You don't want to look but can't help it.
I love Rob Zombie but I do not like his films. Yet. Like others, I agree that there is a great horror film perculating inside of Rob Zombie, but he has yet to let it pour out. What? Is it early and I have had only one coffee? I did not like Zombie's "Halloween" reboot, but I appreciate the balls he had to do it in the first place. "H2," as it is called, just looks silly. I like the first few seconds of the trailer, in the hospital, which is a nice homage to the first "Halloween 2," which is a pretty good film all told, but the rest of the trailer looks like a weird, supernatural, freudian mess. But if it is between this and "Saw 5" (or is it 6?), I will take this.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Lars von Trier's Antichrist - Official Trailer from Zentropa on Vimeo.
I am not a fan of Lars Von Trier or the "Dogme" movement, but I am a fan of horror and William DaFoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg so I will be seeing "Antichrist" when it finally comes out. Lars Von Trier started out making horror films, and this his return to the genre. This trailer features William Dafoe's naked butt at the end of it, so you might want to watch with caution.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I have a very informative and thrilling post about the film "Excalibur" coming up, but I am too tired to do it tonight! You just have to wait till tommorow God damn it!! In the meantime, here is a funny scene from "Cannibal: The Musical." This scene is really alot more funny taken in context, so I recommend that you rent or buy "Cannibal: The Musical" to experience true enjoyment. PS: I don't know what is up with the subtitles.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
#1 Atticus Finch. Best Movie Father Ever. A shining example of decency, dignity, and compassion. I watch this movie about once a year and cry every time.
#2 Peter (Ken Foree) Dawn of the Dead. I love him because he is a bad-ass, he cooked a nice dinner for the couple and then got the hell out, and at the last minute decided that he would rather fight than die. I would have been heartbroken had he died.
#3 Quint (Robert Shaw) Jaws. I was heartbroken when he died. Plus, his speech about the Indianapolis still gives me chills.
#4 Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) The Wolf Man. Poor bastard. Essentially a good man, you really feel his pain as he becomes a monster.
#6 Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn) Young Frankenstein. She is the bitch that you know Elizabeth really is. I love Madeline Kahn.
#7 Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) This is Spinal Tap. Not only does he go to Eleven, you actually feel sorry for the poor guy when his best friend dumps him for a girl.
#8 Captain Renault (Claude Rains) Casablanca. Every character in this film is fantastic, but there is something about his rouge with a heart of gold...
#9 Ana (Ana Torrent) Spirit of the Beehive. My favorite film about childhood, this actress was amazing, even at 5 years old.
#10 Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) No Country for Old Men. If only for the dream he tells his wife about at the end.
I spent a whole hour thinking about this list. I am sure I will wake up a 3am tonight thinking "How could I forget....?" It beats waking up and thinking about Robinson Crusoe. I have about 150 pages left. I am going to try to power it out this week.
Here is a big fish.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Two things about this film. After watching it I was officially in love with Lon Chaney Jr (real name: Creighton Chaney.) He plays a poor sap like no one's business. And he is so damn likable. You can't help but feel for the big lumbering ox. The other thing about this film is that Bela Lugosi is a TERRIBLE Frankenstein! Thank god he turned down the original film! Of course, he was 60 when he filmed this. Most of the shots were achieved using stunt doubles. All he does is lumber around and growl like a WOLF!! Some think Lugosi's interpretation is brilliant. I have to say NO!
By the way, Chaney is the only actor to portray all of Universal's Big Four Monsters!
The next film we watched was She-Wolf of London (1946). This film has nothing to do with the Chaney films. In fact, it's not even a horror film. It's more like a Hitchcock wannabe suspense film. That doesn't mean its bad, its actually quite good, even though both my Father and I guessed the big secret about 15 minutes into the film. The big distraction for me was June Lockhardt in the main role. She is quite good and very beautiful, but I couldn't quit thinking of "Leave it to Beaver" or whatever damn show she was on. There is also some kind of Lesbian/Fear of Losing one's Virginity/Mother Complex subtext to this film, which I don't feel like getting into now or ever.
Finally! The last film we watched was also the oldest: Werewolf of London from 1935. This film bombed when it was released, which is why it was essentially re-made a few years later with a more sympathetic protagonist. The film begins with a respected Botanist searching for the rare Mariphasa plant in Tibet. I don't speak a word of Tibetan, and I knew they were not speaking the correct language. The "Tibetans" are speaking Cantonese and the lead actor, Henry Hull, is speaking pure gibberish. Anyway, the Botanist (Hull) finds the plant but is bitten by an Asian Man Wolf in the process. He returns to England with his find and the Werewolf on his tail (hee hee, tail.) Hull's Werewolf is a refined wolf, putting on his coat and hat before killing everyone in his path! Things don't end well for him, as you can imagine. Jack Pierce did the make-up for this film which surprised me. Pierce was the Universal Make-up master, doing the make-up for Frankenstein and the Wolf-Man. The make-up job on the Wolf in this film is strange. Just some hairy hands and tufts of hair around the face. Turns out Hull didn't want to sit through the long make-up process and convinced Producers that his performance as the Wolf would better if the audience could see more of his face. Or the Producers thought it would be better. Whatever. That's why Chaney is forever linked to the Wolfman and not Hull.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sorry this post wasn't very scary but I did slip Zombies in there!!!