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re: For Jim: Some horror stuff

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Pudding 02:48 am MST 01/26/07
In reply to: For Jim: Some horror stuff - Brian 02:15 am MST 01/26/07

I know this is for Jim, but I thought I'd add some thoughts.

Dog Soldiers - was one weird film, it was funny in parts but then went completely over the top.

Severance - I've heard some good things about and will watch it some day.

The Hitcher - why remake it? Has no one got an original idea left in Hollywood? Rutger Hauer was superb and I refuse to watch Sean Bean in the remake.

Has anyone seen Bubba Ho-Tep? I've picked it up a few times in the video shop but always put it back for something else. It's by the guy who did Phantasm and Beastmaster, so it shouldn't be that bad I'd have thought.

Pud

> - DESCENT is now on dvd, i forget if you saw it or not
> but if not, you definitely should. ditto neil marshall's
> previous film, DOG SOLDIERS. of all the new directors he
> is the only one i would place among the legends of my
> youth (Carpenter, Romero, etc)
>
> - I have been working on the side for a horror website,
> www.bloody-disgusting.com, the #1 trafficked site on the
> net for horror, apparently. mostly i just do editing
> work, but i occasionally get to interview someone and/or
> go to press screenings. therefore, i saw a movie called
> SEVERANCE that is possibly the best comedy/horror hybrid
> ever. its about arms dealers going into the woods for a
> team building exercise weekend, and a slasher comes along.
> Office Space meets Friday the 13th in Deliverance
> country. HIGHLY recommended. and its british! i think
> it comes out in April.
>
> - THE HITCHER remake is beat for beat identical to the
> original. the only real thing that was changed was having
> the girl right from the start and making her the main
> character. so its not nearly as creepy or interesting,
> but its enjoyable nonetheless (tho i suspect my enjoyment
> stems primarily from the cute-as-hell lead girl). for
> those who havent seen the original, i highly recommend you
> do so. rutger hauer is amazing in it.
>
> - i havent seen them all but so far the new season of
> masters of horror is a slight improvement over season 1.
> brad anderson (session 9, another underrated gem) did an
> episode about a guy with an extremely accelerated sense of
> hearing. and john landis did one with george wendt as a
> killer, and managed to pull it off. yes, norm is scary.
>
>


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