just a #horror junkie tryna get her fix.
I watched this with commentary from Gunnar Hansen, Tobe Hooper, and cinematographer Daniel Pearl. It was such much fun hearing all they had to say about the process of making this iconic film, from the camera work, directing, to the acting. Gunnar Hansen in particular was a delight, it's always cool hearing his insight into Leatherface's mind. That, along with stories rarely found anywhere online, made this so worth the watch, and I'd recommend it to any big Chain Saw fan.
So Part Two was an homage to '80s slashers, and Part Three was folk horror... okay, come on, who's been spying on me and told them that those are two of my favorite subgenres? I will admit I'm a bit biased towards almost any movie involving a queer love story too, so I mean wow they're really giving me everything I love here. I enjoyed 1666 so much that I was worried the switch might be detrimental to the quality,…
A killer synth score is a major tell tale sign of an '80s movie, and this is no exception. It plays right at the start, immediately setting the tone that lets us know we are in for a wild ride right to the credits. I've realized that I'm somewhat of a gorehound, so the nasty (and plentiful) practical effects were a pleasant surprise. It's a fun little slasher, yes, but it also deals with deeper psychological issues without getting too dark (okay, that one part was very dark). Blood Rage is a fun watch that I'd recommend to any horror junkie.
Evil Dead stands strong as one of my favorite movies ever. Ever since my first viewing, I've craved similar films, but I've realized that Evil Dead is in a league of it's own. There's nothing else quite like it. The entire runtime is filled with nonstop action, and each time something happens you think it can't get any bigger, any gorier, any more intense, but the finale proves you wrong tenfold. It reaches heights other movies dream of reaching, earning it the respect that few remakes ever deserve. They should take notes.