There are some films that a person with a good or overactive ability to visualise, like myself, can watch during the wee hours of night, and feel unsettled by for hours after the fact. Granted, I was still a bit young at this point (VHS was still the only viable home video medium at this time). But the John Carpenter version of The Thing is a film I will have to go senile in order to forget at all. Continue Reading
dawn of the dead
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In the year 1978, George A. Romero released a film unto the world that has set many standards in terms of how horror films and films with social commentary should be made. That film was called Dawn Of The Dead, and is estimated to have grossed around fifty-five million dollars on the worldwide market, against an estimated budget of six hundred and fifty thousand. Continue Reading
So after years of speculation about a prequel to Alien that explains where the “space jockey” and its ilk came from, Prometheus finally hit theatres this week. The funny thing about this is that such an idea had been in the works since around the time that the abominable Alien VS. Predator
piece of shit film had been released.
(Oh yeah, if you are planning on going to see Prometheus and want to be completely surprised, stop reading now.) Continue Reading
Democracy, diversity, and responsibility. Why these are so heavily linked. An attempt to explain this through rambling about films.
It seems a common problem in most, if not all, debates on the Internet these days. An idiot, and I am not naming names here because there are far too many examples, will write that X is better than Y, but never any specific reason why, much less a credible one. In my previous post, a sort of description about the wonders of having the Alien anthology on Blu-ray Disc, and in a comment I posted elsewhere that I do not care to talk about right now, I stepped very much in the wrong direction in this regard and made an attack upon the view of one writer that could be considered somewhat ad hominem. Continue Reading