Joss Whedon may not be as much of a feminist as you may think (General Discussion)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Off Topic Discussion)
EpitoooozycrumbsroomI occasionally think of how hard this movie tried to not be terrible and cringe.Awful movie.What didn't you like about it?
crumbsroomI occasionally think of how hard this movie tried to not be terrible and cringe.Awful movie.
I'm starting to loathe the actions of hate-filled liberal socialists (General Discussion)
jasper de largeI tried to warn them.
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom (General Discussion)
Janson JinnistanA shame that Greed is the only Stroheim film that I've seen.
Action Movie Club pt 1: Full Throttle (General Discussion)
RIP Sonny Landham (48 Hours, Predator, Action Jackson) (General Discussion)
Snatch (2017) (General Discussion)
The Top 5 Thread (General Discussion)
My new horror short film, "Wake Up" (General Discussion)
DeschainKinda weird the girl can't see for most of it though which adds a level of disconnect between her and the audience since she can't see the spooky stuff coming.
Is Nick of Time the best Johnny Depp film? (General Discussion)
Janson JinnistanAnd somebody's giving booze to these goddamn things.
HORRORCRAM XIV: DaMU you all to Hell (General Discussion)
RockMKSRock- Own but have not watched Blood, want to rewatch Hunger, have not seen Sisters. I've seen a Jess Franco before and was unimpressed. Can't remember which one though. It's blended into the mix of Jean Rollin flicks I half watched.Franco's really inconsistent from the handful I've seen. He's usually halfassing it (I saw an interview with one of his regular actors who said he would lose interest halfway into shooting a movie and start planning for his next, which explains a lot), but his movies can slide incidentally into some semblance of atmosphere, and tend to be reasonably watchable when he has a decent enough main character. Vampyros Lesbos is the only one I've seen from him where he seems to legitimately put his best foot forward, and has a strong central presence in Soledad Miranda and a much more deliberate sense of atmosphere than anything else I've seen from him, so that's the one you should really see. Female Vampire only has my recommendation because it's a few close-ups short of being a porno (there apparently is a hardcore edit, but I didn't see that version), but it has that incidental atmosphere that makes it somewhat engaging and Lina Romay's pout is one for the ages.I've only seen three Rollins, but he's much stronger stylistically than Franco (who defaults to zooming in and out with the occasional wide angle shot regardless of the context) and has a much better handle on atmosphere (although it's of a wispier kind than I usually prefer). I seem to recall you saying you didn't like Fascination, but I'll go ahead and recommend The Living Dead Girl if you haven't seen it, as it's stronger on the character front than Fascination and works better as a complete film, despite some cheese.
MKSRock- Own but have not watched Blood, want to rewatch Hunger, have not seen Sisters. I've seen a Jess Franco before and was unimpressed. Can't remember which one though. It's blended into the mix of Jean Rollin flicks I half watched.
MKSI can't decide if I want to save my copy of Herzog's Nosferatu for October or watch it sooner. Between watching Martin and this news, I'm hankering for some good vamp cinema.
Janson JinnistanRockAside from some of her interactions, I was briefly amused by a few of her attempts at edgier reporting. I was aware of the true story to the extent of knowing the film's presence, but not really having the baggage of the event going into my viewing, so perhaps that sense of impending death didn't sink in with me the as early as it did with someone like yourself who was more familiar with the story. I do think as it becomes clearer and clearer how it's going to end and as Christine's distress becomes more apparent, the "humour" stops being funny.I'm sure that if the humor is dry enough, it's quite possible I simply was unwilling to see the humor given the context. ?I did notice, somewhat, that the opening scene reminded me of King of Comedy, showing the facade of fame, as Christine practiced her interview skills in much the same way as Rupert Pupkin practiced his act.
RockAside from some of her interactions, I was briefly amused by a few of her attempts at edgier reporting. I was aware of the true story to the extent of knowing the film's presence, but not really having the baggage of the event going into my viewing, so perhaps that sense of impending death didn't sink in with me the as early as it did with someone like yourself who was more familiar with the story. I do think as it becomes clearer and clearer how it's going to end and as Christine's distress becomes more apparent, the "humour" stops being funny.
Janson Jinnistan[img]http://www.diabolikdvd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/onedarknightBD.jpg[/img]Here's a crumbs-worthy curio that's fun for a PG-rated 80s horror film. ?Some Russian occultist has deceased, and police soon find his closet full of dead girls. ?He turns out to have been a "psychic vampire", feeding off of their vital adrenaline to fuel his electric voodoo. ?Adam West plays his son-in-law who does nothing except lure in viewers on his name recognition, drink brandy and disbelieve everything happening on screen. ?No, the real story, like a lot of 80s horror films, revolves around stupid teenagers, in this case a local bitch club called "Sisters" who are initiating sweet Meg Tilly (always the sweetest Tilly) by drugging her and making her spend the night in a mausoleum. ?The very mausoleum housing the corpse of a certain Russian occultist.The film is very silly, but although the final 15 minutes or so has the FX budget of your local haunted house using wax mannequins on roller skates, I have to admit that it's pretty impressive considering such budget restraints, and the PG restraints as well. ?It's breezy fun from debut director Tom McLoughlin, who had starred as the killer bear in Prophecy and who would follow this film up with many people's favorite Friday the 13th, Part VI.