LOL I actually remembered it the other night. I'll watch it as a show of good faith and friendship. And I expect you to have watch a shitty movie I pick on Prime. It will be great I swear.
OMG you havent seen terrifier? I can't wait to see what you think. It's one of my favorite new ones I saw last year. It's vintage feeling throughout and surprised me in a few ways
I meant to watch it the year it came out but there was another movie called Terrified from around the same time. I sorta forgot this was something else.
Anyway, I just started it and what's crazy is I've met the lead actress in this. I worked on a short film with her around a decade ago. Cool person. Started traveling the country right out of high school taking film jobs and such. She does work with disabilities and won some awards for a short film about her brother who has several neurological disorders.
Finally got around to watching the new Suspiria last night. Man, I loved it. Great acting, near perfect cinematography, and that Thom Yorke’s music is superb. So many differences to the Argento original but still more or less the same story (though much more fleshed out). I won’t say I like it more than the original, but it does so many things so well it’s hard to not consider this a modern masterpiece, IMO.
I think next up will be John Landis’ “Innocent Blood”, which I saw for the first time earlier this year. After watching Sopranos over the last couple of months I can’t help but notice how Christopher’s movie on the show resembles this underrated horror comedy.
Also, I’m open to recommendations on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Post by Superfurryanimal on Oct 5, 2019 20:22:49 GMT -5
I found a crapton of giallo movies on Dailymotion but sadly most of them are just original media. Let me know if anyone is interested and I might make a list of links or titles to the ones dubbed or subtitled.
I've been watching a weird mix of shit so far. Got something I do want to write about here soon when I'm not feeling lazy. Maybe some folks will be interested. Anyway...
Midsommar (which unfortunately I'm still anticipating seeing for the first time) is available on redbox, as of yesterday. The Lighthouse is getting released (wide?) on the 18th. I'm so stoked for both.
Hoping to watch Midsommar with friends this weekend after a pleasant day of ritual ACL attendance.
Post by Superfurryanimal on Oct 12, 2019 13:36:22 GMT -5
Been meaning to write this for a couple weeks and just keep forgetting and/or being lazy. I thought some folks that are into podcasts might like some additional material for their movie watching. I burned through most of this podcast in a week and I love it. Who doesn't love an hour long discussion on how The People Under the Stairs is all about class warfare in the aftermath of Reagan? It's right up my alley but I think these guys have a lot of offer for anyone who enjoys film criticism. It's a pretty hardcore left podcast but most film theory is leftist anyway so it's not that out there and these guys aren't fucking around. They are academics and can spit out feminist theory, queer theory, etc. I honestly think they do a really good job of keeping things within context and not reading TOO MUCH into things. And when they do go off the rails it's typically tongue and cheek.
I'd recommend maybe starting with The Gremlins episode. It's an easier one to get into and the initial political analysis is spot-on. Then the next two are Halloween and a debate on the merits of the Rob Zombie remake. These are both really great talks on slasher films in general. Touching on urban alienation but really going deep into feminist writings on slashers. If you've never read stuff like Men, Women and Chainsaws you'll learn a crapton about the genre and all the popular critical analysis of it. And Jon craps all over Rob Zombie, which is awesome.
It's not as popular a movie but I'd highly recommend their episode on the French film Raw. I think it was the most eye opening to me as someone that's still pretty ignorant of the political aspects of veganism.
Their more negative episodes are very thought provoking as well. Start with their absolute trashing of Mother!. I can't express just how impressive this analysis is. I wish more critics could tear down the shitty liberal politics of Hollywood movies like this. I was upset when I started this and found out they didn't like it but the Midsommar episode is really thought provoking as well. I don't agree with everything they say about it and I think they completely miss the point at times but they made me see some flaws I overlooked.
I haven't listened to the Lords of Chaos or Tucker and Dale.. episodes yet. They are suppose to be doing a Cronenberg one next. A warning, I'd say the worst thing about the podcast is the sound quality in the first couple episodes. There are moments with really bad feedback noise but it gets better. Also, I skip over their skits at times. They kind of style themselves at public access horror hosts and do these cheesy skits. Meh. Not my thing but it's not a big deal to fast forward and get to the goods.
EDIT: Forgot to add this bonus for fans of The Purge. I've said on here before that I love the politics of The Purge. One reason I love exploitation films is that filmmakers can get away with putting more radical messaging out their(not always gracefully to be fair). This is a great critical analysis of the series but it also goes into a discussion about how art is a product of it's time and is partially shaped by events around it. For example, the outright class violence and revolutionary actions of the protagonists in part 4 wouldn't have gotten by the studio prior to Trump. Compare it to part 3 which is much more focused on "electoral reform" and the hardcore revolutionary faction of the protagonists are scolded. Which is something leftist would say isn't going to work against fascism so we are actually kinda stuck in the electorilism worldview of part 3.
Ravenous is on Hulu. Good movie. Maybe a little more thriller/mystery than straight horror but it's great if you haven't seen it
Just re-watched. So good. I love Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce and this movie really lets them shine. So fucked up but great. Awesome score/soundtrack.
I finally watched this a couple weeks ago because it was mentioned in the Raw episode of Horror Vanguard. It's one of the movies that I knew about but just never got around to for whatever reason. Anyway, it's really awesome and totally bizarre.
SPeaking of finally getting around to things I'm taking a break from movies and finally watching The Haunting of Hill House. It's so well made. Really enjoying it so far.