Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:05 pm
good creepy black and white flick is the THE INNOCENTS, it's a little bit too literate, tasteful, and classy to be amazing, and it's not as great as the original HAUNTING (and anyone that tells you so should be felt sorry for), but it's still pretty super.
UZUMAKI is my favorite of all the recent japanese horror flicks. i highly recommend it; little japanese mountain town where everyone starts getting obsessed with spiral shapes, and it begins to manifest itself in really fucked up ways.
i thought the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake was great, and blah blah blah lack of social commentary, yadda yadda yadda those damned running zombies, etc. - i liked it anyway. way more then 28 DAYS later, where meek bike messenger who just got out of a coma manages to beat up and/or maim armed british super commandos.
don't make the mistake i did and rent STACY, which sounds great (super gory japanese movie about zombie schoolgirls) they manage to take that premise and totally fuck it up, boring, shrill, overlong pile of shit i could barely finish, and i've got a mean bad movie tolerence.
DON'T LOOK NOW is great.
THE IMP is a kind of cool thai movie about a night watchmen (speaking of which, the dutch? danish? original NIGHT WATCH is pretty good, too) who is worried about his baby being possessed. good cheeseball 80's south eastern haunted elevator, and their version of hell (lake of fire, screaming baby, etc.).
THE VANISHING is amazing. saw in junior high, scared the piss out of me.
and if you're in the mood for a totally incomprehensible what the fuck just happened? weird movie that makes no sense that is fun to watch in open mouthed confusion, then ROBO VAMPIRE is worth a looksee.