I guess that most of you know that "Annihilation" was supposed to hit theatres, but ended on the streaming-portal "netflix", because of it´s intelligent subjects. I agree, that the film would not have made a lot of money at the box office. "Blade Runner 2049" proved that modern audiences don´t want their sci-fi to be challenging or philospohic. They want it to be more like "Star Wars" or "Guardians of the Galaxy". And there´s nothing wrong with these films. I…
Betamax vs. VHS, Nintendo vs. Sega, Friday the 13th vs. The Burning.
I´m not kidding. Friday the 13th vs. The Burning was one hell of a problem for horror-fans growing up with 80ies-Slashers as myself. I was a "Friday"-boy and always will be. I never really liked "The Burning", but i also did not know why. Yesterday i saw it again after nearly a decade and was surprised that i pretty much enjoyed it way more than in the past.…
Well. I´m pretty impressed. I am not often impressed by horror-movies nowadays, but i liked the mixture of "The Void". You can cleary see where they wanted to go with this. It reminded me a lot of movies like Carpenters "The Thing" or Clive Barkers "Hellraiser". Creature effects meet Cenobytes. I also enjoyed, that they established a new mythology in the horror-genre. I would like to see more of it in future sequels.
Well, first things first. This is not - by any means - a good film. "The Dark Power" is about dead indians who are haunting a house of beautiful young people. It is almost a slasher-like horror-comedy. But the funniest and most ridiculous part about this flick is the likely "hero". It´s an old man with a whip. And boy does he know how to handle the whip. The whip-fight at the end has to be seen to be believed. All in all i really liked this movie. It´s bad in every single way, but a guilty pleasure nonetheless.