Spoiler Alert: My favorite movie of 2019 was technically NOT a horror film. But, there were quite a few pleasant surprises on the horror front this year. And, there were some stinkers as well. Let’s get to those stinkers first, so you can disinfect before I get to the good stuff. Continue reading
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Ah, Midsommar. Not quite my favorite horror movie of 2019 – but a damn fine effort and it definitely contained one or two ‘holy shit‘ moments, and made me never want to visit Sweden in the foreseeable future (although I do enjoy meatballs).
Since the movie is still relatively fresh, I don’t want to spoil too much. But the one scene that really made me say “Holy Shit!“, was when a geriatric man and woman leap off a cliff to go along with the commune customs regarding senicide (the abandonment to death, suicide, or killing of the elderly).
First, the woman goes and the outcome is….ummmmm….rough to watch. But director Ari Aster doesn’t stop there! Oh no siree, Bob! Next, the gentleman takes center stage on top of the cliff and….yeah….also pretty rough to watch. It takes a lot for me to wince at on-screen violence. Midsommar combined two winces into one scene. Bravo. Watch below, but if you haven’t seen it – you’ve been warned!
Sonofa…….why did I watch that again???? Anyway, go watch Midsommar if you haven’t already. Hail, Paemon! Wait, that’s the wrong movie.
Ants. They may not look creepy on the surface, but put them in a horror movie and good things will happen. And thanks to the new movie Hereditary, you get to see a lot of ants! And other fucked up shit too that might scar you for life. Let’s discuss! Continue reading
It’s far and between that I watch a horror movie trailer, and then re-watch about five more times quickly after. Such is the case for the new trailer for the film written and directed by Ari Aster called Hereditary. Just the tease alone, that you’ll see below, made me want to go take a shower.
Not even sure where to begin with this one. But first, yes – the buzz is already very strong on Hereditary thanks to it’s screening at Sundance last month. Being toted as ‘This generation’s Exorcist‘, those are obviously very strong words. Judging from the trailer though, that might not be crazy talk.
The visuals incorporating the dollhouse into real life are stunning, as is the last half where we see horrible things. Horrible, horrible things. A kid bashing his head against a desk, creepy crawlies crawling all over someone, a person engulfed in flames, and some serious chopping with a kitchen knife. All of this is accompanied by some unnerving music that sets the tone for what this movie experience is going to be like. Hereditary opens on June 8th. Make sure you bring an extra pair of underwear to the screening though. I’m thinking you might need it.