Monday, October 29, 2007

I Like SCARY Movies

They really don't make 'em like they used to. Every contemporary movie that's supposed to be scary is either overdone, or just really stupid. Hostel II- I crap scarier stuff than that. Don't get me wrong, that movie is about as gnarcore as it gets, but it's just too overdone. I expect more from Eli Roth. I want him to go ahead and make a full-length version of Thanksgiving (the trailer in Planet Terror). Sure, it'd be campy, but at least it would be a good romp and a surefire cult classic. 28 Weeks Later and 28 Days Later are an exception to the rule. I love em.

I bitch and moan about this quite a bit, but it's true. Director's nowadays opt for the easy way out and just CG the piss out of horror movies. Take it back to the old school. Take some cues from William Friedkin circa Exorcist (not Bug. It should've been called Queef). Or Kubrick's The Shining.

Here's one of my favorite scenes from The Shining.. It still scares the Bejesus out of me.


Because of that scene, I look at twins with a wary eye... Not even kidding.

2 comments:

Serous the Fluid AKA The Easter Dunnie said...

Yo, did you ever see the TV version of The Shining that they made with Steven Weber from Wings? He actually did a pretty good job. Jack's the man and everything but I really liked both.

Hostel II was a slumber party yo, and I'm not even gonna mention the Saw series. Blahzay-blahzay-blah.

They really do need to bring it back to the basics. 28 days later is a good start. A durn good start. That's definitely my all-time favorite.

Remember "The Re-Animator"? Hahaha, ridiculous.

Kristjan Michael Morgan said...

"Queef", bahahahahahah. I think that there are enough of us people who are bored with gnar-value movies such as Saw and Hostel, that there has to be a director who will make some more of the good ones. No more gnar-4-fun fit shuck.