Movies that are slightly off.
It's waiting outside and it can sense your fear. No nightmare will prepare you for it!
In the Australian outback a vicious wild boar kills and causes havoc to a small community.
Never so rapidly have I waffled between loving a movie and hating a movie from scene to scene. The story is a mess, a protagonist isn't really established until half way through and the worst characters get most of the screen time. The monster is amazing and the cinematography is brilliant. The effects deliver some unexpected jaw dropping moments, the whole end sequence is inspired. Despite feeling ugly or unsatisfied throughout most of the viewing, the good somehow outweighed the bad. I won't soon forget it.
Hoop-Tober 2.0, Film 1 of 31:
A bit underwhelming, to be honest, but did anybody really expect me to dislike a movie about a giant, homicidal pig that can tear through the walls of people's homes? Let's be real here.
Very strange flick. Like a relentless high fever nightmare that goes on and on without much rhyme or reason but the onslaught of wild dingy energy and manic wide angle spontaneity is redeeming. As far as giant killer pig movies go, they deliver on the pig, though it be only in glimpses, it's quite effective. My fondness for killer animal movies appears to have no ceiling.
"That's an odd name. I'd have called 'em chazzwazzers!"
Some of the imagery and languid motion blew my mind like a kind of hallucinogenic trip. I was surprised to find Razorback more than just a monster movie, or "Jaws with trotters and tusks". The hazily hypnotic use of light and shadows on the landscapes and the way the plot performs a great switcher'oo after the first reel really make this a cut above.
Russell Mullcahy has made a shit-ton of mediocre movies over the years. It's just a shame that one of his first actually happened to be rather promising.
An entertaining curiosity in genre cinema.
I found this on a list called "30 Forgotten Horror Films You Should Revisit", and because I've spent my entire life being amused by wild boars, I had to take a look.
I will never, ever get those 95 minutes of my life back, and I feel like tracking down the author of that list and caging them up, torturing them, and repeatedly ask them to give a decent explanation as to why they would include this movie on such a list.
There is nothing remotely scary about this mid-80's Australian horror flick, and I know they had a minimal budget but the least they could have done was given the audience a legitimate glimpse at the beast from time to time. It's filled with piss-poor acting, piss-poor dialogue, and piss-poor kills.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is: Razorback is piss-poor. The one star is for the laughs it did managed to generate.
So it's Pig Jaws but it's great none the less. Some good effects and decent acting on display. It does have some odd moments to it but for the most part it's good fun.
A livello registico è un buonissimo film,quei paesaggi desolati australiani fanno sempre effetto.
Un Beast Movie che ha si come protagonista il cinghialone ma che si concentra più sulle 2 vere bestie del film: i 2 redneck.
Il ritmo c'è,il sangue sta a zero ma i momenti di tensione comunque ci sono e il bestione per quel poco che si vede è una forza.
Russell Mulcahy is one of those directors whose name actually means something to me. Sure, he had his ups and downs, and he made couple of really shitty/bad movies in his career (TALE OF THE MUMMY, THE SCORPION KING 2, HIGHLANDER 2)...but whenever his name is attached to a movie project, there's a big chance I will eventually watch that project, simply because of him.
And indeed, I watched almost every theatrical and DTV movie he directed so far...but, I'm ashamed to admit, I never in my life watched his first movie, RAZORBACK! Not until couple of days ago.
Well, I liked it, but I can't say that I loved it. For a low budget ozploitation movie, RAZORBACK looks fantastic!…
Aesthetically gorgeous. Magical lighting. The imagery is just stunning.
Holy Fucking CRAP !!! This shit is mental !!! It's at least 20 years before it's time. What Mulcahy is doing with directing, photography, camera movements. Lights, atmosphere, just FUUUUUCK !!!! So creative in everything, editing, transition shots... Mulcahy was always one of the best in my book. It's bloody ridiculous I haven't seen this one before...
Razorback is an Australian B movie about a killer boar directed by the dude that make Highlander and the only good Resident Evil film. This is the only killer boar film I have seen, and therefore I have nothing to judge it against, but I have to say it was pretty entertaining. I only expect three things from a monster movie: a good amount of gore, decent creature effects, and some measure of style. Razorback is surprisingly unbloody, but it makes up for it in the other two categories. This thing looks amazing. There are some legitimately stunning shots in here, and I don't just mean one or two. If you are a genre fan it's worth seeing just for…
Oh man I haven't watched Razorback since highschool! I forgot how amazing the lighting is in this film, seriously tell me one reason why they don't teach this in film schools? (Don't actually tell me I have a fair idea).
After had seen the movie, I must say that I am a fan! A brilliant and visually stunning movie that was ahead its time.
There's something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day. That's the sort of answer you get when you're a wildlife reporter asking silly questions in the Aussie backlands. Poor, nosy Beth doesn't know what she's dealing with and pretty soon she'll be in a world of trouble. Not just because there's a killer pig on the loose. Here's the hook. It also has two lunatic brothers (piggy laugh!) posing a threat to anybody who sticks their nose in their shady business.
Another striking aspect is the look of the film. Dusty and rusty like the old Mad Max, but there's also some really awesome photography going on when it tries to capture the…
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