"There's someplace else where I can go... in the daylight, when the night's right, raining... feelin' alright." -Iggy Pop
I'm new to this blogging atmosphere, so be kind. Let's get this out of the way. I am a great lover of movies and music, and to be able to share that with others is just groovy. I also like ranting about random bullshit, so what better place than here?
I guess the big mood for today is docile. My life has been in quite a docile state lately. Not much going on really, just working and going to school. Right now, I'm on my summer vacation. It doesn't quite feel like summer over here. It's all cold and rainy. It's a drag. Al Gore seriously lied to us about that "Global Warming" bullshit. Haha.
One of my great loves is Horror Films. I greatly enjoy watching all sorts of Horror Movie madness at the comfort of my own home and in the theater. As of late, the current state of Horror Films has also been pretty docile. I've watched a nice handful of "current" horror films from the past few months, and they all have been quite disappointing. Here are the films as follows:
"The Crazies" - This remake of Romero's mediocre 1973 film was also pretty mediocre. There was some nice scares, some good characters, and an overall sense of dread, but it was pretty disappointing in terms of delivery. I did love the "car wash" scene.
"House of the Devil" - Director Ti West's tribute to 80s Horror and Roman Polanski was very interesting, but also boring. It kept my interest, had some great scares and interesting characters, but the film left me confused and a little frustrated. I expected a lot more from this film, and was quite let down. If "Repulsion" was made in the 80s with a Satanic cult plot point, it would be "House of the Devil."
"Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever" - Another film from Ti West, had some nice gore and laughs, but it was very messy in execution. I can understand why West was angered by the final cut. It felt quite tampered with. But it's a nice film to see on a beer-soaked night.
"A Nightmare on Elm Street" - Alas, the Hollywood Remake Machine strikes again, this time aiming its sights at our favorite dream demon. What can I say about this film? The gore was watered-down(much like in last year's "Friday the 13th remake), the characters were flat, our new Nancy sucked(you can't fuck with Langenkamp), and Jackie Earle Haley's Freddy was mild at best. It was like he was playing a really evil, burnt-up, nightmare-version of Rorschach from "Watchmen." I mean, c'mon, Robert Englund IS Freddy Krueger!!!! Much like how Doug Bradley is Pinhead, Angus Scrimm is Tallman, and Bruce Campbell IS Ash!!! But that's Hollywood for you anyway. Always willing to shit on classics...
In conclusion, the Horror Film is most definitely in a docile state right now. But I do have hope. Next month's "Splice" looks promising, and I am looking forward to "Piranha 3D" this August. And let's not forget the all-out Battle Royale of the "Saw" and "Paranormal Activity" franchises this fall. It just kinda sucks that I don't have many horror flicks to look forward to this summer. Oh, what a bummer...