|re: For Jim: Some horror stuff|
||SimonJ 08:33 am MST 01/26/07|
|In reply to:||For Jim: Some horror stuff - Brian 02:15 am MST 01/26/07|
|I'm going to put a word in for Wilderness - it came out around the same time as Severance, and is played more as a straight horror as opposed to a comedy. |
A bunch of British teen reprobates are sent on a morale building weekend in the Scottish highlands. Cue people being picked of one by one. Well worth a look if you like non Hollywood stuff.
> - 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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