Saturday, March 9, 2013

An Interlude

     I feel the need to add something a tad bit more light-hearted to my dark corner of the internet from time to time, and with a recent playlist visited I got to listen to a great song that made me laugh.

     While I write of fantastical things and horrible plots with nefarious characters, I always keep in mind that it's fantasy. Just fantasy. Fantasy can be a wonderful thing, but only when we don't take it as fact. There are no zombies, or Vampires or Gods or demons.
     Just people, insignificant bits of carbon trying to live their lives as best they can. 

     Sweet Dreams...

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Last Exorcism

     This series of films is, in a broad sense, a rather good experience. The first is more of a documentary focusing on a con artist who comes into contact with a real possession in the backwoods of Louisiana.

     A good movie, to be sure. Plenty of suspense, the acting was above par and the plot was fairly fresh and original, not just a rehashing of The Exorcist like so many others.
     Then along came a spider, and that spider was in the form of a sequel aptly dubbed The Last Exorcism Part II. A continuation of sorts from the rather abrupt ending that the first movie had given us.

     This movie was far worse than the original, which is somewhat the norm for sequels. It answers no real questions, just carries along a story that was complete even further than is necessary. The acting is once again decent, but the whole plot is a mess, with religious connotations merged into one another to create this horrid script of metaphors that are in so many ways not subtle and are yet too difficult to read and count.
     The series is alright, and since the original is on Netflix I definitely suggest seeing it. The second one, wait for it to come out on television. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Evil Dead Remake

     The title says it all: a remake of one of my favorite horror movies of all time, and the source of so many cliche's that it is actually difficult to count them off. When I first heard this was going to happen, I instantly thought only negative things. But then I heard Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi were involved in the movie making process, as producers and a co-writer of the script.
     This leaves me conflicted. We all know that remakes are generally worse than the original, but never before has a remake had the actual people who first made the movie involved in the process; maybe this one will be able to break the mold and turn from a horror/comedy cult classic into a truly terrifying piece of cinema?