Didn't love it or hate it, but I didn't think it really gave me anything the original didn't. It definitely didn't get as much of a response to it as much as the original did so at least I don't have to be as exhausted with it as I am with its predecessor. Unfortunately, I think it's too ragged down by references that will be dated in ten years time. Which can be humorous, but I didn't exactly love it…
Finally getting to see this all restored and stuff (and none of the weird, awful looking stuff from third party sites...), I fully appreciate everything in this film and what John was going for. I love his passion for true crime stories.
This film was John's first really great film. It's his second feature length, but Mondo Trasho just didn't work as well as any of his other works. This one stands on its own legs and really paves the…
Reasons why Letterboxd should take this film more seriously:
- Ron Howard's best film. Can you think of something better? I can't.
- One of three Oscar noms Jim Carrey was robbed of.
- I'm sorry but the script is funny as hell and makes this trainwreck so pleasing.
- Utter madness on the screen.
- ORIGINAL SONG "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" SANG BY THE TALENTED FAITH HILL (and co written by the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey)
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”
- Alfred Hitchcock
This film was just so magnificent for me to watch on the big screen. I was utterly spooked, but my friends not so much. I tried to tell them all of the reasons why it horrified me so much, but they just didn't get it. The audience I saw it with did not particularly like it either. That was probably one of the first…