Going into Insidious I didn’t have the highest of hopes. I avoided the film in the theater, I guess the concept just didn’t appeal to me the way it was marketed. This was my mistake, and one that I’ve made more than once. The film frightened me. I covered my
Horror films are not always meant to be terrifying or in your face. As a fan of the genre as a whole, oftentimes I find myself struggling to explain to part-time fans or specific sub-genre fans what makes a film like The Burrowers worth watching. Just because a film is
Murder Party is absolutely one of my favorite Halloween movies ever. It is a clever, intelligent, super fun film that took the indie horror film world by surprise in 2007, winning the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and giving the rest of us a mixture of giggles and nightmares. Besides, who couldn’t love a horror movie that pays homage to The Warriors? This Brooklyn-based film answers the question, “what could possibly go wrong?” with “everything”. Murder Party is nothing if not unique in a genre that such a thing seems impossible.
I discovered Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon while perusing one of Austin’s best attractions for any filmophile, I Luv Video. It is a shrine to films bizarre and forgotten, as well as to old school movie rental stores that were pushed out by the Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos that have now succumbed to the digital age of streaming movies and television.