Irk the Purists
Irk the Purists
and Irk the people who get mad about tv shows on Letterboxd
If you haven't then you ought
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Saw all the buzz alongside the warnings on Twitter. Had to make time for this. Sort of pleased I did??
Holy heck this thing is grim. But it's also a masterclass in tension. It's unbearable how long this couple are stringed along before it's too late. But it's also quite funny sometimes. Yes it's infuriating as well but then the film is actually about horror movie decisions and politeness so it's after a particular reaction for the most part. And it is meticulous in its pursuit.
That bit in THEY LIVE where Roddy Piper beats up Keith David so he can see the truth about the aliens taking over the world but it's caged fighters waking up to the cancerous effects of the meat industry.
Not a lot of the science in this film is news now in 2022 but what did get me was the advertising of meat. The whole 'real man eat meat' stuff is pretty laughable but it's scary how powerful this stuff…
One of the best found-footage films, maybe even THE best. Its secrets are fairly simple. Make it scary and move it along at a brisk pace. This film is never allowed to drag and we are invited to join the dots like the characters up to the genuinely chilling finale. Watching it with headphones on last night was a pant-soilingly good experience.
The greatest remake ever.
The best Rick Moranis film there has been.
All other musicals pale into insignificance.