A list of movies released around 92-02 which I consider GEN X horror. Of course, it kicked into gear in…
Detective John Hobbes is searching for a criminal he's already met... already caught... and already killed
Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Fallen has just enough supernatural and demonic elements to qualify for Hoop-Tober. It may be tenuous and a bit of a stretch, but I hope Cine lets me away with this one.
When a serial killer sentenced to death invites the detective who caught him to his execution, it wasn't just to say cheerio. Elias Koteas has made a career out of playing weirdos, and again convinces as the Rolling Stones fan with an abominable plan for revenge from beyond the grave. This is a film with a very clever premise and a creepy vibe from the very start. Denzel Washington plays the cop whose life is about to be turned upside down by demonic goings-on as an ancient…
Really surprised by this film. I could see why one would hate this but if you get into it it's pretty cool. The demon transfer thing is pretty stupid but I accepted it and they did some cool things with it. Denzel is, as always, awesome. He really raises the film and he's got a couple nice scenes with the ever reliable John Goodman. Neat stuff.
A classic detective thriller with a demonic edge, Fallen manages to keep the suspense running throughout the film. Shot in an eerie manner, the direction is tense and deeply atmospheric. Directing and camera work in this movie was superb, allowing a first person perspective of the body hopping. Basically, Fallen is Se7en mixed with Shocker and Exorcist III, but with enough of a twist to make it worthwhile.
Deserves to become a classic. Well written, twisty turny, suspenseful, intriguing, clever, beautiful autumnal visuals, wonderful cast and a superb punchline. Don't know what's not to love. Half a star off perfect for being about angels and we all know that's just silly.
Really feels like Se7en with Denzel.
It came out three years after but they may have well been released simultaneously. There was a whole string of movies that went for the red and black motif, movies that absolutely needed a big twist at the end. Fallen sets up that twist in the beginning and let's us wonder how Denzel almost dies.
Fallen is a bit more Gothic than I remember Se7en being but they're both fixated on religion. In Fallen, a demon follows people around, murdering them while setting up a serial killer narrative. Serial killer narratives were huge in the 90s. You've got Denzel playing himself like he always does. Not that that's a bad thing, I love watching…
Denzel as a cocky detective who's on the trail to find a body-jumping demon named Azazel. Somewhat brainless, twisty, atmospheric and adhered to the clichés of its thriller genre. Also forever altered my listening of Rolling Stones' "Time Is On My Side", holy shit. Koteas and Goodman do it gleefully! While nothing in Fallen actually challenges as transcendental for 90's detective films, it's certainly interesting. Those crowded, urbanized streets which change from autumnal to winter kind of bespeak a cold and edgy feel. Hoblit's tilted, blurry close-ups of bodies touching each other as a hiss sound emanates the screen was also initially creepy. Then it became so prominent that unintentional laughs were had. There's also a final "reveal" which completely negates all of the narration which preceded it, but whatever. This was a strange, silly yet disorienting experience that was more than watchable. Gandolfini's beasty 'mo is legendary.
Stumbled across another Denzel flick I had not seen nor heard of before. Interesting flick about a demon, the usual want to see the world burn-type shit. Not amazing but definitely not bad, the acting was pretty tip top all around but it could have been 15 mins shorter to be honest.
Solid ending, too much blank space in the middle, definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it.
Very cool picture about a demon that does shady, shady shit.
Uma história de possessão demoníaca com um tema original e com boas doses de tensão.
James Gandolfini with a porn stash, Donald Sutherland letting his Canadian accent run wild "drop the goed daam gun"-- fallen is a cool little film with a great cast. From the era when everyone seemed to be making puzzle films., this is a decent puzzle that I find highly rewatchable
One of my favorite movies to watch when I see it on t.v. The song is pretty catchy the evil character sings. It was interesting to see Denzel Washington in this kind of movie playing this role.
Quite dated but that's part of the reason it works so well. Entertaining and held my attention, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
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Netter Film, Denzel Washington gewohnt gut. John Goodman (erinnernd an Jay Landsman aus "The Wire") und James Gandolfini (mit Schnurrbart) sorgen für angenehme Copfilm Atmosphäre. Die übernatürliche Handlung ist OK, das Ende - wie zu erwarten - gemein.
Washington plays a cop who witnesses the execution of a serial killer he had helped capture. After his death, a series of murders occur that follow exactly the same pattern as the dead killer. A big budget, Hollywood thriller that takes the premise of the low budget flick "The Hidden" and gives it a supernatural spin. This is a much longer and duller film than that little B-movie gem. There are some good ideas on display here, and a pretty great cast that includes John Goodman, James Gandolfini, Donald Sutherland and Elias Koteas, but the film is slow, turgid and just not very entertaining.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…