50. Religious Horror (Witches, Warlocks, Cults, etc.)
Rattlesnake-worshiping religious cult. What could possibly go wrong?
52 Years in 52 Weeks: 38/52
Cary Grant is so unbelievably charming. Such a smart move casting him in a 'is-he-or-isn't-he-a-murderer?' role. Majorly suspenseful, I couldn't make up my mind the whole way through.
Joan Fontaine also shines brightly! This is the first I've seen of her, and I'm now urgently tracking down a copy of Rebecca to see more.
52 Years in 52 Weeks: 23/52
WOW, that abrupt ending shook me. In that moment, I was truly just another spectator of "The Truman Show" waiting to see what would come next.
This concept is so well done. I don’t think the fear of being watched is a particularly uncommon one, and this movie manages to address all the ways in which one might try to convince themselves this couldn’t be possible and smashes them to bits. The result is…
Hard to believe I'd never seen this, but when it came out I was a stubborn teenager with a pronounced hatred of Nic Cage and also anything that was popular. So this was obviously way out of the question.
Times have changed, I've seen the light and accepted Nicolas Cage as my personal lord and savior. I am now free to indulge in this uber patriotic treasure hunt nonsense and enjoy every minute of it.