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I bought a few films to watch on these cold, windy Autumn days because I do love cold and windy days and cinema, so it's a win-win situation. I got Shame, J. Edgar and Evidence and I only watched Evidence (I'm planning on watching J. Edgar or Shame this afternoon) and, honestly, I have no idea what that film was about. It's a low budget, indie movie, so I have to congratulate the director for making it so good, from a technical POV

(yes, the wood-monster was a guy with a furry suit, but it could have been worse)
The acting was decent enough (Brett is cute, too) and the last part of the story makes you nervous. The hand-held camera + found footage is overdone, but I can live with it. The problem was that the last 30 minutes or so were too crammed with every kind of monster you can find in a video game:

there are forest monsters, alien bugs, zombies, running men with gas masks on their faces, the military, some sort of secret laboratory, a pregnant woman whose baby-thing kind of explodes from her, the conspiracy cover-up, evertthing.

At that point, I thought the film would have some sort of twist or would be a giant game, like Hostel. But no, it was just a mess.

Or maybe I didn't understand it, IDK.  

A good film I watched recently is Eden Lake. It's starred by Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly. It's nerve-breaking and gory enough to please horror fans and it's well acted, too, which is always something to be thankful for in these days of too many Hollywood remakes with 30 years old "teenagers" who can't act to save their lives. Anyway, give it a try, it's great. 

Date: 2012-05-13 09:48 am (UTC)
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Eden Lake is one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. ^^ I'm barely ever really affected by horror movies, but that one gave me awful nightmares. Most horror movies require at least a little suspension of disbelief, Eden Lake was far too real for comfort. Here in Britain there really are teenagers that sadistic/immoral all over the place. Glad you liked it, anyway. :)

Date: 2012-05-17 01:07 am (UTC)
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Exactly. What's so disturbing about Eden Lake is that it can happen. And it does. Here we have teenagers like that, too. Typically, they aren't middle-class small town kids like the ones in the film, but urban lower-class kids who are into drugs (something called "paco", which is like crack) and into crime since they are very young. It's a huge problem because crime grows every day and this kids won't be prosecuted because they are under-age. And parents, even parents from well-off families that do not have to deal with addictions or crime, teach their kids to do whatever they want and face no consequences. I had the chance to see it when I was teaching and believe me, it's terrifying.

It's great when horror films make you think/feel like this because most horror today is kind of meaningless.

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