Anxiety Attack: The Movie
I feel like I should include this in my 31 Horror Movies for October, because watching someone climb 3,000 feet up a mountain with no harness or ropes is scarier than any monster or ghost.
The prospects of remaking a beloved film classic, particularly within the horror genre, are almost always dismissed with unanimous scorn and vitriol. When horror succeeds, it’s usually off of the basis of a core concept or execution that is meant to work once. Any further retellings of that story run the risk of simply regurgitating the same concept that has already been fully utilized elsewhere. For a film as unique as Dario Argento’s 1977 abstract, surrealist cult horror classic Suspiria,…
Nightcrawler is a brilliantly tense and morally disgusting film with a sharply written screenplay and an Oscar worthy performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler exposes every immoral and unethical decision that could be, and have been, made in the field of journalism. It's a dark and unnerving study of a mentally and socially unstable human being and his descent into villainy as he becomes more and more detached from human compassion due to his unhealthy obsession. It's a slick, depraved, and riveting thriller that will (hopefully) leave you repulsed by it's main character.