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Frankie Teardrop 15th July 2012 04:59 PM

GHOSTKEEPER - I agree with the standard opinion on this one ie it's plodding but atmospheric. In fact, it's also a model of film making economy in that it does actually manage to extract some value from little more than a couple of oppressive locations, a touch of atmospheric lighting and shots of people wandering around in a house. Of course, there are a couple of pay-off scenes, but not many... still somehow it seems to work on some vaguely hypnotic level. Its lack of back story (just who is that zombie-cannibal fella?), unlikeable characters and arbitrary plot shifts all work in its favour.
BOHACHI BUSHIDO: CODE OF THE FORGOTTEN EIGHT - More sleazy Japanese exploitation, which in this case plays like 'Shogun Assasin' remixed as Pinku, and therefore features gallons of arterial spray against a wall of near constant female nudity. Its moments of madness are even more impressive - the syphilitic face-rot woman's shag cage, a couple of psychedelic battle vistas and a bit where one of the naked fighting chicks apparently leaves a burns victim to find a doctor, only to be discovered later raping and torturing an anglo-style nun in a scene which makes no narrative sense whatsoever and leaves the sensible viewer groping for the cultural relativism cliche. I'm not sensible however, and just kind of quite liked it.

Invid Ninja 15th July 2012 06:44 PM

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bdc 15th July 2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Frankie Teardrop (Post 257773)
GHOSTKEEPER - I agree with the standard opinion on this one ie it's plodding but atmospheric. In fact, it's also a model of film making economy in that it does actually manage to extract some value from little more than a couple of oppressive locations, a touch of atmospheric lighting and shots of people wandering around in a house. Of course, there are a couple of pay-off scenes, but not many... still somehow it seems to work on some vaguely hypnotic level. Its lack of back story (just who is that zombie-cannibal fella?), unlikeable characters and arbitrary plot shifts all work in its favour.
BOHACHI BUSHIDO: CODE OF THE FORGOTTEN EIGHT - More sleazy Japanese exploitation, which in this case plays like 'Shogun Assasin' remixed as Pinku, and therefore features gallons of arterial spray against a wall of near constant female nudity. Its moments of madness are even more impressive - the syphilitic face-rot woman's shag cage, a couple of psychedelic battle vistas and a bit where one of the naked fighting chicks apparently leaves a burns victim to find a doctor, only to be discovered later raping and torturing an anglo-style nun in a scene which makes no narrative sense whatsoever and leaves the sensible viewer groping for the cultural relativism cliche. I'm not sensible however, and just kind of quite liked it.


The "zombie-cannibal fella" is actually a human possessed by a Wendigo imho.

Wendigo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Demdike@Cult Labs 15th July 2012 06:54 PM

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Humains (2009)

A team of researchers travel to the Swiss Alps to investigate a scientific discovery on human evolution. Unfortunately the trip soon turns into a deadly fight for survival when their vehicle crashes into a gully and they find themselves in a fight to the death.

I really enjoyed this French Swiss co-production. The location photography was just gorgeous, a stunning advert for the Alps.

The plot and dialogue kept the film rolling along nicely during the first two acts as we get to know the characters. (Thankfully the film wasn't populated by dim witted teens who argue constantly). The neolithic men were well realised and not hidden in the dark as some films tend to do with their creatures.

The film wasn't especially violent, nor did it need to be, but it had a nice about turn in the final twenty minutes.

An enjoyable film and recommended for those who like their outdoors survival horrors or Bigfoot style films.

Frankie Teardrop 15th July 2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 257795)
The "zombie-cannibal fella" is actually a human possessed by a Wendigo imho.

Wendigo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or 'Windigo', according to the producers / whoever did the credits...
I'm quite up on Wendigos, after all they provide the the namesake of my industrial primitive concrete / tape manipulation / haunted pop band - any underground 'noise' labels watching who are sick of 'Wire' magazine telling them what to listen to ,please release my record and make me famous (in a strictly ten listeners tops kind of way).

bdc 15th July 2012 07:40 PM

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

The nineties were a bad period for US horror (with a few exceptions) and this shows exactly what was wrong...

A great cast is basically wasted in this underwhelming "horror comedy" (aimed at teenage girls I think?) with minimal blood and the most inoffensive and clueless vampires I've seen in a while (they're not even scary).


Apparently it got a mixed reception and was only moderately successful,luckily the tv series that followed was better.
I've read there's to be a remake...maybe not a bad idea as there's much room for improvement here.

Susan Foreman 15th July 2012 07:45 PM

I watched the Korean film 'Chaw' this afternoon

Highly enjoyable, but I thought it was basically 'Jaws' revamped with a piggy instead of a shark

sawyer6 15th July 2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by suziginajackson (Post 257817)
I watched the Korean film 'Chaw' this afternoon

Highly enjoyable, but I thought it was basically 'Jaws' revamped with a piggy instead of a shark

:eek:

VicDakin 15th July 2012 08:03 PM

Airplane! (1980)
 
Airplane! (1980)

Lady: Nervous?
Ted Striker: Yes.
Lady: First time?
Ted Striker: No, I've been nervous lots of times.

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Gojirosan 15th July 2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Frankie Teardrop (Post 257799)
Or 'Windigo', according to the producers / whoever did the credits...

And lots of other sources. A very common alternative spelling. I've seen that spelling at least as often as "wendigo".


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