All those years ago...
I saw the teaser trailer for "Alice in Wonderland" which got me very excited. Then, March of 2010 came. I went to the local Great Escape movie theater with my mother and a friend of mine, and I thought the movie turned out to be... okay? That climax was one of the most puzzling ones I'd seen at the time. I thought that head was fake by how there was initially no blood and it…
This is my first time seeing this movie, watching any version of "Sweeney Todd", and hearing the entirety of any song in this musical. I am stunned at how much I got wrapped up in it. I paused it at one point to get something to eat, and I was shocked when I realized that I was already an hour and nineteen minutes into it. The time just flew by during this watch. I'd honestly been scared to see…
Have you ever watched in adulthood a specific classic movie for the first time and thought it was just "really good"? Like, maybe, you admired the craft and thought the movie was certainly effective, but it was too dark or short on character development to be a masterpiece or even re-watchable? Then, you have a third viewing of that movie about three years after the first viewing, and you finally see how freaking brilliant it is?
"The Thing" is the movie John Carpenter was born to make, and my take is that this is the scariest movie ever made!
I was about eight years old when "Corpse Bride" started getting promoted. Despite being in my then-favorite realm that was animation, the movie just seemed so creepy to me. The moment of the maggot first coming out of the Bride's skull was enough to scare me. I was even creeped out by the movie's poster right outside the theater when my mother and I were going to see something ("Wallace and Gromit", I think). Several months later, I gave…