Oh god, you’ll probably hate it. I loved it but you have good taste in things.
Just being a cunt about everything doesn’t mean i have good taste
Does anyone have any horror blog recommendations? Few of my go-to’s have stopped posting as much
Watched first proper horrors with my 15 year old son this weekend. Went for 28 Days Later on Friday and 28 Weeks Later on Saturday. Years since I saw them both, I lent my dvd of Days to a friend the week Weeks came out in the cinema and haven’t seen it since. Lad really enjoyed them, as did I. The running from the cottage scene near the start of Weeks has to be one of the best uses of soundtrack in any film ever. Fantastic.
Now watching Tetsuo: The Iron Man. I thought I’d seen this back in the 90s, but I blatantly haven’t, there’s no way that I could forget this. I love my weird cinema, but this is beyond insane! I have the 2nd one in the offing, but didn’t realise there was a third one too. Will need to track that down.
Have listened to all of Tanis but not started on Rabbits yet. Derivative of the other two is just fine with me
Nice. Yeah, I’m probably being too harsh on Rabbits - like I say, as the story progressed, I definitely enjoyed it more… Hope the producers come out with something else soon…
My son’s 11 and I think I’m still a fair way off showing him anything as intense as 28 Days Later. Which is fine, because it’s meant that in order for me to share my love of horror with him, we’ve watched a lot of older movies from the 50s and earlier, which he loves.
Never seen Tetsuo, although I remember it getting a lot attention when it first came out…
friday 8th. fuck you all, etc.
oh i hope it’s not shit i’m really wanting it to be good (it’s gonna be shit)
Tried to get tickets to an immersive showing on Friday but IT’s sold out (see what I did there?):
Probably not the best way to appreciate a film for the first time anyway.
I reckon it’s going to be good. I also reckon that the DiS hivemind will find reasons to hate it like a bunch of whiny little babies…
oh yeah, they will shit all over IT but i’m gonna see it anyway and probably find things to like about it.
love that immersive screening idea. was reading about old movie theaters in 50s america that used to have actors who’d fake a heart attack during horror movies, and other actors playing paramedics trying to revive them, or get nurses in with oxygen on standby in case someone fainted from fear. great stuff
William Castle ftw tbh tbf…
Did not know about his appearance in Rosemary’s Baby
Sweet double bill of low budget indie horror last night. First up, Crush the Skull. I’d put this on my imdb watchlist last year after it appeared in some top 20 or other. Fairly regular set up with some thieves breaking into a house but it belongs to a serial killer etc but this had something extra about it. Don’t know if it’s had a dvd release, it’s everything don’t breathe could have been.
After that Absentia which I believe Petagno is a big fan of. Loved this, and any film which uses music in such an integral way to keep the suspense is on to a winner in my book. Brilliant writing and direction for a first timer, pleased he’s gone on to bigger things.
Gonna watch IT on Thursday. Live in Bangor, which is where Derry is based on (actually live a couple of blocks away from Stephen King himself, actually). There’s some cool touches toward Bangor I’ve noticed in the trailer, such as the Derry map is pretty much identical to Bangor, and one of the characters is wearing a ‘Freese’s’ t-shirt, which was a local department store here, which closed in the 80s.
Glad that you enjoyed Absentia - I will bang on about this film to anyone who will (or won’t) listen.
Fun trivia, the actress that played Tricia was not only actually 7 months when in this but also worked as the line producer on it (needs must on small budgets flicks). Kudos…
! ! 98% ! !
3 out of 5 in yesterday’s Time Out tempered my enthusiasm a little
4 out of 5 in Little White Lies though whose opinion I trust much more highly
av club said the script is so-so but the performances and imagery are amazing. tbf it does look very handsomely shot and directed.
we just booked a spoooooky midnight screening tomorrow night, first time i’ve ever done this!
from av club:
No punches are pulled in depicting graphic violence against children
this is a huge relief to me tbh.
You’d probably expect them to love it, but this is getting excellent reviews at the horror sites:
“IT” Rocks! (Review)http://www.fangoria.com/new/it-rocks-review/
Twenty-seven years after Tim Curry shambled across America’s TV screens as the evil clown Pennywise, Stephen King’s classic tale of evil lurking in small town Maine finally gets a big budget Hollywood makeover. The new IT checks every box on the horror bucket-li
IT (2017) - Dread Centralhttp://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/250243/it-2017/
[Review] ‘IT’ Achieves Horror Greatness as Pennywise Becomes a Horror Icon for the Ages! - Bloody Disgustinghttp://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews/3455899/review-achieves-horror-greatness-pennywise-becomes-horror-icon-ages/
In Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, falling asleep brings upon the greatest boogeyman of our time, Freddy Krueger. To avoid death you’ll need to drink some coffee or down some caffeine pills. Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep. This is where Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s novella IT is even more threatening. […]