Not for the faint of heart by any means, but I wholly and lovingly suggest any films by Jorg Buttgereit, especially Nekromantik 1 and 2, Schramm, and Der Todes King. The man is a genius. Also, check out Eraserhead.
Eraserhead is a classic... first saw it when I was 5 or 6 years old, watched it again when I was 19. Interestingly enough, it made more sense when I was 5 or 6 than the 2nd time around....
Will definitely keep an eyeball out for Buttgereit's stuff.
There was another film I was going to ask if anyone had seen, but the title just escaped me I think of it presently... it's another Japanese horror film that hasn't been rehacked over here or anything... looks like a lot of fun..
Last night I decided to watch Starship Troopers 2 wanting to see some cheeze and battle carnige. Well, beyond the basic characters and the gratuidous nudity the two films were a completely different beast. The second one is much more your traditional alien/monster body snatcher, horror fanfare, very much like THE Thing. It was also pretty slow and of course the fifth rate acting didn't help much either. They also tried to recreate the recruting film quality of it but that just made the whole thing that much worse. To top it of there was no mass buggy carnige!
Speaking of something sad and B rated= for those Jay and Silent Bob fans ( I know I am)- Kevin Smith and Jay are showing up in episodes of the Candian Children's show Degrassi. They are shooting a Hopefully fake movie "Jay and Silent Bob Goes Candian" It is funny because Lord Sessho and I acually watch this stuff- but it is good for a laugh
Dark Helmet: "You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Let's see how well you handle it."
Post by UncleJager on Oct 31, 2005 10:01:07 GMT -5
Good to see ya back Beefy! The site Deity and I watched part of a 'b' movie made for tv last night I think it was called "vampire bats." Needless to say it was weaker then weak. The bats were very obviously puppets, the acting had the tallent of an empty box of spam and the resolution of this film was so stupid I felt a large loss of IQs.
I watched two Bmovies recently, one of which sucked so bad that even I had a hard time watching it...
King of the Zombies (1941) Has a pretty predictable story... guys crash and get lost, find way to the spooky house, wierd stuff happens, they freak out and then get to the bottom of it. Complete with standard 40s era token black guy to provide some comedic relief. So-So film, the black guy had a couple of funny lines. The film had some interesting twists on zombie lore, though, I guess from not having a history of zombie films to work off of at that point. They had a thing about salt which was kind of interesting, that true zombies can't tolerate it. Like I said, a so-so film, but not a horrible waste like...
I Eat Your Skin (1964) - sort of the same standard plot here, main characters get lost, go to wierd house, wierd stuff happens, they freak then they get to the bottom of it. Very Scooby-Doo like in terms of who the bad guy causing all the problems ends up being. The movie goes at a snail's pace, and I was extremely dissapointed to learn that there is no skin eating of any type whatsoever in this film, just half a dozen guys with mud on their faces and plastic eye pieces with pin holes in them to see out of. The only hilights here was the title itself, a pretty decent looking chick in the first few minutes of the film wearing not much bikini, and some of the voodoo sequences were interesting to watch. Nothing fun, not much undead satisfaction.
2 Zombie films down, 7 more to go in my new collection. Next up I want to watch House by the Cemetary by the same guy as Gates of Hell. I adore giallo cinema - love the gore and the creativity. I've heard House will deliver, though a bit mellower (but not by much) than Gates, but we shall see. Did I ever discuss Gates? Please let me know if I didn't - it's a lot of fun, but I am too slack to scroll back and see.
I may post a few more films later tonight. Maybe... if not, then soon. Need to catch you guys up on some of the films I've seen...
Attack of the Killer Shrews: as you can guess this was a top quality film, shot in a tropical South American Island...eh I mean a lean-to in the Virgina forrest. Atleast this movie didn't lie, there were killer shrews..eh grey hounds with dingy fur and rubber masks. The dialogue deliver was straight forward, ie there was no change in it at any point. Got to love a movie where the characters escape by hidding under large steel drums and walking to the beach.