Thursday, June 23, 2011

Moster Squad, Night Gallery, Dawn Of The Dead (2004), The Shining (1980), The Shining (1997), I Saw The Devil

June 15, 2011
Monster Squad (1987)

WOLFMAN HAS NARDS!! I was just a hair too old to watch this when it first came out. It seems a tick charmless to me. The kids are kind of awful, but the little girl is super cute. I know this is canon for some people but meh. Not me.

June 17/18, 2011
Night Gallery Disc One (1969)

Man there was a lot of Nazi stuff back in the day. It's always cool to hate on them right? I liked this but LOVED the Joan Crawford one. She is one of my faves. Icy and imperious. The Roddy Macdowell one was my pick of the litter though. Ghoulish and funny, what more can a girl want? 

June 19, 2011
Dawn of the Dead (2004)

One of my top 10 movies of all time. Nothing else to say. 

June 20, 2011
The Shining (1980)

Over-rated crap. I know what can of worms I open with that statement. But seriously, between Jack Nicholson's smirking douchbaggy-ness and Shelly Duvall's flailing mouth breathing, it was nearly unwatchable. The visuals were good, of this there is no doubt, but the whole plot was lost on Kubrick. Jack is a terrible actor at best and you never get the idea his wild eyed, shouting dick of a husband and dad ever loved his family, so the point of the movie is moot. Crap that has tricked the world into thinking it's a polished turd.

June 21/22, 2011
The Shining (mini-series 1997)

Stephen King wrote the teleplay for this. He hated the Kubrick one so I reckon he thought he'd help make one truer to the source material. And it is much closer to what was written, but it still sucked. Too much source and not enough time to flesh it out. Stephen Weber did a credible job as did Rebecca De Mornay, but seeing as it was made for TV thing, the script had to be neutered terribly. And while the kid did a good enough job (if he wasn't a titch precocious) his mouth was distracting the entire time. I know it's not his fault it looked liked a butt hole, but OMG. NOT AT ALL APPEALING TO WATCH.

June 21, 2011
I Saw The Devil (2010)

Holy shit. I had no idea this was as fucked up as it was. I do love me some revenge based thrills, but this was over the top batshit crazy. My notes say "OMG. JUST OMG". It is hyper violent, truly depraved and full of shocking shit that will curl your hair. I loved it. It was the best movie I've watched in ages. Not for the faint of heart or really most anyone. A+++!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Exorcist,The Gift, Habit, 'Salem's Lot (1979 & 2004), Scar, Exorcist 3, Imprint, The Eclipse, The Hazing, Exorcismus, Red Riding Hood, Super 8, Heartless, Tropa De Elite 2, Maneater, Red White & Blue

Slacky thy name is Karen. This will be an abbreviated version of blog, only a few words about each. I WILL get back on track. I WILL.

May 28, 2011
The Exorcist (version never seen before) 1973

Classic, canon. Freaked me out. Scary devil face YIKES!

May 30, 2011
The Gift (2000)

Sam Raimi does Southern Gothic well.

May 31, 2011
Habit (1995)

Dirty NY vamp tale. Love Larry Fessenden, but needed a trim. And a shower.

June 1&2, 2011
Salem's Lot (1979,2004)

Old one, still freaky. New one, better written. Has Rob Lowe and Rutger Hauer!

June 3, 2011
Scar (2007)

Good right up til the cop out stupid ending. Oh well.

June 4, 2011
The Exorcist 3, (1990)

Classic, canon. Makes my hands SWEAT. Truly excellent.

June 5, 2011
Imprint (2006)

Seriously fucked up. Still. Well done you crazy bastard.

June 6, 2011
The Eclipse (2009)

Subtle Irish ghost story that took me by surprise.

June 7, 2011
The Hazing (2004)

Much better than it has any right to be. Funny evil dead vibe, enjoyed it!

June 8, 2011
Exorcismus (2010)

I like Satan Movies! Pleasant enough afternoon movie.

June 9, 2011
Red Riding Hood (2011)

Neutered fairy tale. No teeth, no blood. Pretty though.

June 10, 2011
Super 8 (2011)


June 11, 2011
Heartless (2010)

So much promise, so little payoff.

June 12, 2011
Tropa De Elite 2, (2010)

Any movie that has teeth pulling out of a skull=horror movie. AWESOME.

June 13. 2011
Maneater (2009)

Jesus fuck why? Terrible, stupid, gutless. Leggo my Wendigo!

June 14, 2011
Red, White & Blue (2010)

Feel bad movie of the year. Yuck. I need another shower.