When we watched Korean horror flick The Host a few years ago, it scared the shit out of us. The sequel is now out, and while the footage we’ve seen via Twitch Film about a dad and his kids getting intercepted by a beast on the road is fairly frightening, we’re intrigued by the behind-the-scenes [...]
For many of us, it may be normalizing to see characters that terrified us throughout our childhood breaking the fourth wall, but I reckon Pennywise pitifully chilling on the stoop is enough to keep me away from front porches for a while (the same way I don’t ever go near sidewalk drains …)
Who wouldn’t want to see a scene where a dismembered head is re-animated using electricity, then smokes a cigarette? It’s awesome, and belongs to an hilarious middle section of this film, which is done in three parts, each with a different director. The other sections are still gripping, the conclusion especially full of tension and is one of the best I’ve seen for a horror film.
Dario Argento’s 1982 film Tenebre isn’t a typical Argento film. Shot in icy, pastel colors, the film remains rather subdued throughout, saving the real over-the-top craziness for the very end, which is worth waiting through the ridiculous twists and improbable plot for. The soundtrack by ex-Goblin members is also worth checking out.
For those interested in filmmaking, Gruesome is a fine example of what can be done on a very low budget with an excellent idea. The film labours at times under a barrage of horror film clichés and painful dialogue, but these oddly add to the dreamlike feel.