I ended up giving it a pretty poor review... Let me know what you think of it after you've seen it!
Anybody off to see anything over Halloween? Was hoping my local cinema would do a live score to a silent film like they did last year but no joy. Heading to the Lexi in Kensal Rise to see Under the Shadow on Monday instead.
Student film club is screening The Shining on actual Halloween, and my film club is screening The Exorcist the day after <3 So all classics for me this year!
Oh nice! I saw The Exorcist on the big screen a couple of years ago, still genuinely terrifying. Think the first time I watched it was on a tiny TV from a fuzzy video.
I'm introducing about the female body in horror films as well so full nerd score for me
Love me some film theory. What's in your intro wr?
I really liked it! Good fun. Strong dude was great. Didn't give a fuck about the deadbeat dad though, true enough.
Some annoying inconsistencies* (eg how they react in the dark), and the running zombie stack-up thing was a bit weird too (although worked well in a couple of the set-pieces)
It's inconsistent! Zombies by their very nature are inconsistent!
Haven't written it yet, but definitely some Barbara Creed (the abject body) and obviously Carol Clover. I have a lot to choose from though.
And of course some original WR content!
Lovely stuff! I remember referencing Creed a lot when I did an essay on Don't Look Now.
Yeah like she can be a bit heavy to get into because of all the psychoanalytic stuff, but there's some real gold in there.
And if you're into this kind of stuff then I really cannot recommend this essay collection quite strongly enough:
Can be found here
Ooft thanks pal!
The Rivoli Ballroom had a showing of Halloween last night and tonight they are showing The Shining. For anyone who hasn't visited, the interior of The Rivoli actually looks a lot like The Shining so should be fairly atmospheric...
Watched last night, The Babadook...
Saw the UK premiere of this a few years back without knowing a thing about it and was blown away. This was on the safe list for films that the thinly-veiled would consider watching for Halloween so stuck it on last night. Still stands up as a great slice of psychological horror. Essie Davis is amazing in this and although I know that a lot of people found Noah Wiseman's performance as Samuel as somewhat infuriating, that is entirely the point. Don't know if you would potentially have a difference experience of this film in general depending on whether you do or don't have kids of your own. The design and sound in the film are outstanding throughout, and although there are some genuinely chilling moments, there is also an air of almost Tim Burton-esque whimsy to some of it. The ending pleasingly doesn't spoonfeed you a definite resolution either which is nice. 9/10
Frankenstein's Army on horror channel and Wyrmwwod Road of the Dead on Film4 tonight, both worth a view if you haven't seen. Creatures in Frankenstein's Army are great.
Good to see a few I've never heard of. Any list with Uzumaki in is ok with me, but loads of famous horror films that I wouldn't consider 'creepy' here. Comments are worth a read, like this thread if everyone disagreed with half the other posters!
Watched Southbound, a recent horror anthology film. Very average, and for the most part a 2/5. One or two interesting ideas but some very cliched ones as well. The stories (all set along a stretch of road in southern USA) fit together okay, but no one of them is that special. That and the soundtrack was a Halloween esque/80s style synth score which at this point I’m just fucking sick of hearing in low budget horror stuff.
I really want to like horror anythology films, but pretty much every I’ve seen does very little for me. At least Southbound has this mint poster:
Have you tried some of the classics? Dead of Night is one of my favourites: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037635/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Dead of Night (1945) - IMDbhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037635/?ref_=nv_sr_2
An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns …
Also, you can’t go wrong with Amicus: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059125/?ref_=rvi_tt
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) - IMDbhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059125/?ref_=rvi_tt
Directed by Freddie Francis. With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell. Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards …
I enjoyed Southbound so seems a bit daft to recommend you a film but Trick 'r Treat is a bit special, and it is set on Hallowe’en…