Favorites: A favorite from the year of my last watched film.
Barbarian tries it’s hardest in the beginning, shoving dread down your throat so that you can’t not expect the worst.
And yet, it’s not afraid to be funny. An interesting choice to start with such a dark atmosphere and make these turns into a (dark) comedy.
What I liked most about it, other than the initial mystery aspect, was it’s willingness to play with the genre, to experiment with structure by splitting itself into different perspectives and letting us live with those characters and the type of movie they create around themselves.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There’s something really fresh and unique about the idea of a living, stalking “UFO.” I love that idea, and I think the way it’s shown here is as good as it could be.
The highlights of the movie were the threat of it: the deadly, undigested scraps (the coin, the horse statue nearly killing OJ), the matter-of-fact way it swooped down, almost silently, the looming threat and imagery of the still cloud, the RAINING BLOOD soaking the house and oozing…
Despite how giant and weird-in-a-repressed-for-the-family kind of way marvel is, it was fun to watch. Seeing the trailer for superpets and nope right next to one another before the movie made sense. The writing made sense for the giant thing that is marvel, and the hints here and there of Sam Raimi (dutch angles and a lot of energy in the camera) made sense for him. But there’s really no telling who made what decision with these kinds of movies. Watching the…
Part of Hooptober 8: Very Scary
Starts off with a hilariously long “Previously on Friday the 13th” nightmare scene but it kind of works and gets you in the mood for the rest. Miles ahead of the first one.
Also wonder if Wes Craven saw the beginning of this as inspiration for Scream.