Do you remember before covid when we’d go to all night punk rock dance party telethons?
The song “New Years Evil” is def a banger tho. A movie this ridiculous has no business having a theme song this good.
So happy, so sad. Instantly transported to a different time in my life. I was lucky to see Elliott live 6 times between 1998-2002. His music will always contain a sort of sad magic for me.
I would’ve liked to learn more about the music itself, his influences, process, etc. I appreciated however that the film didn’t try to over-explain his addiction, his death, the reason he didn’t “make it” in the end… Perhaps giving Elliot that final privacy & peace that he’d always yearned for while alive.
Attended a free promotional screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles. Sparks performed a mini-set live before the film, including some of their original soundtrack. It was the first live music I’ve seen in almost 2 years, completely bizarre. The film itself was pretty batshit, people were leaving the screening left & right! All three stars are for Sparks which are the best part of the film hands down. What the FUCK did I just see??!!!!
I love a patient, atmospheric slow burn, but I dunno… I really wanted to see more of the ritual shit maybe? Tell me more about the dark magic! Show me! There were big leaps in the timeline that felt like they were missing something. I liked where this was going I just never really locked in on the premise
Def creeped me the fuck out which is rare for most newer horror these days, and not just in a jump scare way. Rebecca Hall plays the hysterical grief-stricken woman perfectly. I love the *maybe it’s a ghost/maybe she’s just crazy* thing & this film does that so well. Def got some The Entity and The Changling vibes. Wanted more from the ending, but a solid spook for me overall.
One of those fascinating Fyre fest type docs that is highly entertaining, mostly because it’s so unbelievable that someplace like Action Park even existed in the first place, let alone continued operating thru the myriad injuries & deaths of its patrons.
Chris Gethard is hilarious.
I grew up in the 80s about an hour from Action Park. I was just a bit too young to have experienced it myself but made many trips to NJ for other- albeit safer- water & amusement parks.…