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It's on my "Top 10" list for the year. Max Records really delivers an excellent and layered performance. Really love the wintry, small town atmosphere, too.
He was excellent as was Lloyd. I went into it cold and it went to places I wasn't expecting. Really enjoyed it.
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Looks interesting. And it's currently out on VOD.
Was waaaaayyyyyy better then it had to be. It was really great. Great scares. Mike Flanagan is going places.
I also saw the Netflix produced Clinical and it was a fun crazy-ass b-movie thriller. It's a watch if you got nothing else going on.
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So imagine my dismay when I really didn't enjoy it at all. The scares felt way too manufactured and "studio PG-13", if that makes sense. It seems like the same scares work better in other, not even that great horror films like THE POSSESSION and INSIDOUS.
The one thing I can say is that I legitimately loved the main family, their life situation. Just the overall attention to character. But when it needed to be scary or creepy, it never got close. I'm still just as much in love with Flanagan, though.
SPOILERS: Did you notice the OCULUS mirror in their home? Flanagan revealed on Twitter that it's more than likely that had something to do with their situation, too.
Edited by Raynis - Yesterday at 11:00 am
Fans hoping for a third Hellboy film should check this out:
I haven't seen every Argento, but I've seen most of his 70's-80's work. You really can't go wrong with any of those films.
1. Suspiria - His most famous, so just watch it. lol. Great use of lighting and color. Emphasis is more on atmosphere than plot. Side note: When I was in Tokyo last year I went to Golden Gai, and there is a bar there that is Suspiria themed. The wallpaper on one wall is an exact match of what is in the movie. Pretty cool.
2. Phenomena - Young Jennifer Connelly, trippy dream sequences, Donald Pleasance, all-star heavy metal soundtrack(Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Goblin) and...BUGS!!
3. Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) - Amazing soundtrack. Probably his most straightforward movie, but a giallo classic.
4. Tenebre - Honestly, I don't remember much of this one(been awhile), but I remember liking it a lot. Also, the theme song was sampled by Justice for their song "Phantom"...not that it matters. ;)
5. Inferno - If I remember correctly this features a ballroom(?) in a basement, that is filled with water, which is really odd. It's early in the movie, so not really a spoiler.
6. Four Flies on Grey Velvet - Perfect 70's vibe. Twist is a bit odd, but worth a watch.
Sorry, that's 6, but you can't really go wrong with any Argento from this period. Opera and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage are also worth checking out if you dig these.
I'd say Opera is his most recent film that I thought was decent. Everything I have seen after that has been a mixed bag, and by mixed bag, I mean mostly bad.
Supposed to be cold an rainy the next few days so now I can have something good to watch.
I feel like I saw some of Opera a few years back..
Is there a scene involving a woman tied to a post and a large splinter?
I can't say that I have. Apparently not too many people around here have seen it either. I suppose I should try to watch it sometime soon so I can give my take.
That sounds amazing. I wish I could have done it myself.
I am hoping that it's not another case where the Amazon description reveals too much, but without having seen it, I think it is possible.
That sounds amazing. I wish I could go to Cambiare; as I doubt I'll be going to Tokyo anytime in the near future...
Oh yeah, that does sound disappointing. While I won't know for certain just based on hearsay, it sounds like the type of ending that would leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Tonight, I rewatched V/H/S. I wasn't a fan when I saw it around this time 4 years ago, and my opinion hasn't changed. Amateur Night and 10/31/98 are cool; otherwise... meh at best and "incredibly infuriating" at worst; overall I don't rate the movie too highly. TI West's segment is still boring as shit but at least I did not find it repugnant as some of his other work. Even after how Blair Witch turned out, Adam Wingard being responsible for the atrocious wraparound segment is still astounding to me. It won't be too long before I see Siren, which I hope was as entertaining as Amateur Night; Hannah Fierman returning as Lily has my attention, as she was awesome in Amateur Night. Then again, I am a rare person who did not like V/H/S 2 either and even thought the much-beloved Safe Haven segment was utter shit & was stupid & was filled with asshole characters, so your mileage my vary.
Victor Frankenstein was certainly something. In our current era of reimagining classic stories, this one might take the cake as the most unnecessary. The film has more creative visuals than most would expect, but this flick left me cold.
The interesting thing about Golden Gai is each bar has a unique theme. There is a bar called Deathmatch in Hell which is completely horror themed. Like floor to ceiling it is covered in posters/VHS/DVD covers and oddly Yngwie Malmsteen DVD's(the owner is a huge fan). I ended up talking to the owner for awhile about Eli Roth, John Carpenter, George Romero, Takashi Miike, etc. It was really cool. The funny thing is I didn't know where Cambiare was so I figured he would know. He said it was right across the alley, like 20 feet from his bar on the 2nd floor but...he said he had never been there. Thought it was a bit odd since he is clearly a horror fan.
The first bar I went to in Golden Gai was movie themed. Pictures of old movie posters(including a pic of Asia Argento sitting at the bar) and such. I ended up getting in a conversation with a local whose favorite director was Peter Hyams. First time I have met anyone who loved Hyams so much. He was shocked that I knew most of his films as most people in Japan have no idea who he is. It was a great experience.
Here is a video that shows some of the nightlife in Golden Gai and specifically Deathmatch in Hell. Tokyo was an amazing experience, especially for movie/video game/anime fans. I highly recommend anyone going out there if they get the chance. ;)
Random note. Golden Gai is primarily about drinking and most bars hold less than 10 people, so there are very few restaurants, but the best ramen I had in Tokyo was at a place there called Nagi. The broth was sardine based which made me not want to eat it at first, but it was...phenomenal(and not fishy at all).