Sexist, crude, vulgar, cynical, crass, offensive and basically in exceedingly bad taste.
And good luck to it.
(with due respect to Angus Wilson)
I've been following David Paulides for a number of years now so was keen to see this. To its credit it's way more impartial than I expected and I was even surprised by at least one case the film makers chose to feature since it hints strongly at foul play.
Regardless, it's a disturbing and occasionally upsetting film to view and also a well-made and generally responsible one.
On a side note, listen to episode 128 of Howard Hughes' Unexplained podcast for a good, succinct and downright scary way of an introduction to Paulides' Missing 411 project.
In a sense I find it remarkable that this film was the success that it was. Phantasm is a film that really effectively encapsulates the illogicalities, the erratic narrative, all the peculiarities and the general tone of a nightmare. Indeed, the bright white passageways, the corners and the doorways inside the funeral home, and those fleeting glimpses of cowled figures darting behind headstones in the vast, sunlit cemetery, felt to me like half-remembered…
I watched this tonight with my 7-year-old daughter, Ophelia.
She was too frightened to go to the toilet afterwards in case a cockroach crawled up her bum.
I'll get her to write a review tomorrow morning.
"Review" by Ophelia Rose May:
I did not watch all of it, but I will get to that in a minute. Right it was very fun but there are cockroaches OH NO! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I Iiked it. The Crate was good. Go away now if…