Rob Zombie wasn't in the film.
I have a passionate hatred for the Halloween remake. Along with having been a great fan of Carpenter's movie for quite a while, every choice Zombie made, be it characterization (or lack thereof), dialogue, pacing, casting, directing, etc was in poor taste as a horror film, as a remake, and as a film in general. While I'm not opposed to a director leaving his own mark on a film, his style did not mix with the idea of the first one, where Myers isn't human. I could go on and on about how irritating Scout Taylor-Compton is as Laurie, how every character's written practically the same, how many declarative statements Rob Zombie makes which he just shits on and goes the other way, but it tires me after a while. Case in point: Right after this film came out, he said "no sequels" in interviews. Almost literally two years later Rob Zombie's Halloween II is coming out. You know what the saddest thing about it is? I'm probably still going to see it out of curiosity.
I actually think Michael unmasked looks kinda creepy, in all honesty. This beaten, absolutely stern look. I'm not too crazy about Sheri Moon taking a role that's essentially a reversal of Jason and Pamela Voorhees. I also don't like that there are scenes which resemble the original Halloween II (my favorite in the series) in that hospital. Rob Zombie can't help but cop someone else's stuff and claim to be doing something new.
I'm sure this movie will be uhh, interesting.
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The Happening - 1/10
This was strike 3 for M. Night Shyamalan as far as I'm concerned. The Village? AWFUL. Lady in The Water? Atrocious. And now THIS piece of shit? Mother of God. I gave it a 1/10, the 1 being for Zooey Deschanel's adorableness. Not even Mark Wahlberg could save this movie. He was actually pretty bad in it.
The only reason people hated The Happening, was because it didnt have a twist. MNS cornered himself in with 6th Sense and Unreakable and now everyone expects him to do all of his movies the same.
The Happening represented a piece of characters life during an event. Its like a sheet out of a novel. Theres really no beginning, really no end, no character development. So the movie is vague in form.
And its then that people start jumping on the bandwagon. I easily rated it at at least 5/10, because it was a bold movie, and a watchable one aswell. Not because of "The day of the triffids" reference of evil-maniac plants, but because it was pretty much out of standard when it comes to 1.5 hour cinematograpgy rules.
I hated it because I thought it was extremely poorly acted and the whole 'WE ARE DESTROYING THIS PLANET' thing is kind of wearing thin. That point is gonna continue to get hammered home and even though we all know what's happening, the human race will never fully adjust to a 'green' world. There have been steps taken, yeah, but sooner or later the planet's gonna die. I just thought the plot as a whole was really lame. I'd rather watch 'An Inconvenient Truth' if I wanted to get preached to.
"One can only match, move by move, the machinations of fate... and thus defy the tyrannous stars."
Resident Evil - Castlevania - Silent Hill - Onimusha - Tekken
Ingmar Bergman's The Hour of the Wolf. The first film I've seen by the late director, and from what I hear the camerawork in this one is similar to his other films. A lot of intimate close-ups, powerfully framed shots, and some surreal images here and there. What really shines though are the characters, especially the protagonist (or the subject, if you will) Johan Borg (played by Max von Sydow, who was apparently in a ton of other Bergman films. You may recognize him as Father Merrin in The Exorcist). The dialogue opens up all of this rich symbolism, through Johan's troubles, his past, how he sees all of these other characters.
Saw Formula 51 last night. Thought it would be a crappy movie but actually got into and couldn't stop watching, probably because I want to see what would happen. Sam Jackson was good in it like most movies he does and was disappointed with the ending.
Kay it's been a while since I posted here.
Basically, I rented a house for university next year. I'm supposed to have 4 roommates but 3 of them aren't taking summer school. So we thought it'll be fun to watch a horror movie every night at the house or something (course I'm not at the house on weekends, since I don't have classes)
But yeah, since May 1st... (not in order):
The Reaping - Terrible
Untraceable - Not really horror... It was okay, otherwise
The Exorcism of Emily Rose - It was okay. Personally I think it would've been better if they left it as a "what if?" thing. The whole movie's about whether or not the girl was possessed or insane, but they do all these things to make the viewer think she *was* possessed
The Strangers - I loved it. Masks are creepy. Also good proof that you don't have to have a dozen bloody deaths in a slasher film to make it scary.
Shutter - Also terrible... I wasn't really sure what was going on half the time.
The Amityville Horror (Remake) - I liked it
The Exorcist - IMO, only the middle was scary... They should've done more of them Captain Howdy flashes...
May - The beginning was WAY too slow. Only the last 30 minutes was good and even then...
The Eye (Remake... with Jessica Alba) - I wasn't a fan of the new ending...
Slither - It's a Comedy Horror, yes... too much Comedy though.
One Missed Call (English) - Would've been better if ANYONE IN THAT MOVIE KNEW HOW TO ACT...
The Omen (Remake) - Was also "ehhh"... Only thing that caught us off guard was the dog scene... The main character needs to learn how to use more than 2 facial expressions
Reincarnation (Japanese) - Was meh for the most part. The ending creeped me out though...
Forbidden Siren - I liked it... some more Shibito scenes would've been nice
Re-Cycle (Chinese) - Watched this yesterday... Outside the first half hour, I don't even know why this was listed under "horror"... Jeeze, the writers should be kicked in the nuts for this.
... Aaaand, that's about all I can remember at the moment... Anyone have any good Asian Horror they'd like to recommend would be great (preferably ghost/spirits/psychological ones)
'The Strangers' scared the crap out of me but my friends just shrugged it off and laughed.
the strangers was the worst peice of shit movie i have EVER seen i was so pissed at the end of that movie cause i wasted $7 to go see just 2 kills and you dont get to the strangers face...well FUCK THAT! i get that movie a 0/10 its a piece of shit flat out. plus the fact it wasnt scary at all
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Ok, I'm not a big fan of shaky hand-held camera things, but this film had some things in it that were very good. What I thought was down the best was people's reactions, the blood and the scares. The main thing being able to see the creepy almost human silhouette approaching from down the corridor. That had me doing the whole 'oh god oh god!' thing.
I can't say it quite had me shrinking down in my seat like El Orfanato, but it was far from being mainstream horror crap.
going too see star trek tonight and terminator salvation tomorrow so i'm gonna be busy lol xD
Too good movies. It ashame that after I saw them I felt like there wasn't too much left to see in the theaters. Looking forward to Transformers and thats about it.
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