A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
The secret lies within.
Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Identity is one of the finest thrillers that I have ever seen, reveling in genre cliches but twisting those tropes on their head which combines for a silly and utterly delightful little movie. John Cusack and Ray Liotta bring fantastic performances to this twisty story, and they stay serious and focused when it comes to the material. Throughout the film, the main attribute that sticks out is the tight pacing and ominous atmosphere, culminating in a 90 minute film that doesn't need to be a second longer; mainly because nothing could be added to perfect it anymore.
I don't think a motel has looked this creepy since Psycho, and that is a result of Phedon Papamichael's inky and bleak cinematography…
A pulpy, rain-soaked mystery that is part Hitchcock, Hawkes, and hothouse noir, James Mangold's "Indentity" engages with a fine cast, solid direction, and evocative atmosphere. It is an enormously entertaining thriller that combines a twisty who-dun-it with a tale of twisted madness.
Mangold's murder mystery follows a group of strangers who hole up at a remote motel while a torrential desert rainstorm howls outside. One by one, the members of the group meet a murderous demise. The narrative moves between this main thread and another that finds an imprisoned serial killer moving closer to his death row-end. How the strangers at the motel are connected and who will be the next to die are the question that power the plot,…
Film 10 on my Re-watch Wednesday list.
"As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away."
When I first saw James Mangold's Identity back in 2003 I absolutely loved it. It's full of twists and misdirections that kept me guessing until the very end and I thought it was fantastic. When I joined Letterboxd I added it and rated it based on my memories of that initial viewing and gave it five stars. I've changed a lot since 2003, and I had a feeling once I watched this film again my rating would likely drop. It's a film that's twists and…
I saw this when it was released back in 2003 and I still don't think I've seen a film since that kept me guessing like this film did. Director James Mangold cleverly leads the viewer in several very plausible directions as to what's actually going on here and then caps it off with one of my favorite twists ever in a film! It's got a nice ensemble cast who all give very good performances. It's a film that is definitely my type of thing so I probably like it more than a lot of people, but I think it's an excellent entry into the mystery/thriller genre and well worth a watch for anyone who hasn't seen it.
From October: 31 Days, 31 Horrors
Love this film. LOVE IT. So well acted and utterly brilliant. Even though the twist is obvious, it doesn't matter because the way it is slowly unravelled is phenomenal. 90 minutes of fabulousness.
i find this productively stupid, if that's even a thing, in that the most amusing part about it is how absurd and pointlessly self-conscious it is. mileages will fluctuate wildly based solely on individual tolerance for the idea of an entire movie deliberate constructed around a ridiculous contrivance that allows its makers to repeatedly pull the rug out from under you with no regard for logic or narrative consequence.
The concept for this film is actually really fucking cool. I wouldn't mind a rewatch knowing everything I know now. Even if the ending was explained at the start it still would've been really interesting.
The title kinda bothers me already. I don't know how to put this without giving too much away, but if you have seen other movies with unforeseen twists at the end, the one in this movie won't particularly shock you.
Generally, everyone involved did a great job and the result is a solid and entertaining thriller, I enjoyed the directing, setting & the performances.
PLUS: they made the most out of (only) 90 minutes for when you don't have time for a 3-hour-nerve-racking roller coaster.
Tem John Cusack. Aborda um tema psicológico que eu particularmente acho muito interessante. É um filme relativamente curto. Tem um bom ritmo. Se fosse para dizer algo que não gostei, citaria a atuação a la personagens secundários de O iluminado presente nas cenas finais do filme, tirando isso, fico feliz que achei mais um ótimo filme de suspense. Obs: entrou pro meu top 5 de filmes do John.
Identity starts off as something standard but then turns into something much different. I did enjoy the movie. But it is all over the place. I feel like some information is given to you too early on and some is given to you too late and this really messes with a lot of the understanding and shock value that the movie could of had but didn't really. It's hard to explain without spoiling everything.
Identity had everything to be a great movie, but it puts it all away with a completely nonsensical ending.
Thrilling, exciting, and unexpected. Really enjoyed this film.
Fun in a predictable kind of way. John Cusack and Ray Liotta make it worth the hour and a half, though some of the dialogue is abysmal and the freeze frames make it a little too Gen-X slick thriller for my taste. Worth a watch.
This is such a refreshing film to watch. There's rarely a good thriller movie anymore especially one that mixes in with horror. This is one of those. And it's damn good.
I still like this movie, but it has not age well. Once you know the secret of the movie, there isn't much rewatchability
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…