Gotta appreciate scenes in horror movies that do a good job of making you feel the physical pain that a victim is enduring, without actually having to endure it yourself. Case in point: The drill to the forehead scene from 2009’s Australian horror movie, The Loved Ones. What? You haven’t seen The Loved Ones?! Shame on you.
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday where I am indeed taking a look at the scene from The Loved Ones where Lola (Robin McCleavy) decides that it’s time to drill a hole in the head of Brent (Xavier Samuel). Definitely makes me wince when I see it happen, because I can’t help but think about what it would be like to have a drill going into my forehead. Lovely thoughts, I know. Again I can’t stress enough if you haven’t seen it, to check this movie out and witness a ‘Psycho Girl’ performance from Robin McCleavy for the ages.
‘If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook’
Ok – well that’s a frightening sentence. What the hell ever happened to harmless children’s tales like The Cat In The Hat? Welcome to the world of the Australian horror film The Babadook, and welcome to this year’s version of The Conjuring. Continue reading →
A small disclaimer: I will do my best to not use stereotypical Australian puns in this review of the Australian outback horror movie, Wolf Creek 2. In an attempt to not conform to the usual misconceptions that Australia is all about big knives, Fosters beer, kangaroos, and dingos eating babies – I will take the high road throughout this review. Oh, crikey! Looks like I’ve already slipped up. Continue reading →
How could I not be anticipating a movie called The Babadook? I mean, seriously. Try saying the name three times without laughing or smiling. The Babadook. The Babadook. The Babadook. Ahhhh – but this movie looks like much more than a funny name.
This little Australian gem just had it’s Sundance premiere and is quickly getting big buzz around the horror world. Set up as a new spin on The Boogeyman storyline, it revolves around a mother dealing with her 6-year-old son who has hallucinations involving a monster straight out of a children’s storybook called, The Babadook. Obviously, the name grabbed my attention first. Then the poster grabbed it some more. But the ultimate grabbing came from the trailer below:
I’m in. Love the overall tone and it definitely seems as though it will have more than enough creepy moments. This one is definitely on the radar for 2014, and if I’m ever having a bad day, I’ll just say the name of the movie and everything will be alright. The Babadook!
Crikey! Go grab a Fosters beer and make friends with a kangaroo because this week on Sunday Bloody Sunday, we’re going down under and visiting 2005’s Wolf Creek. But more importantly, we’re visiting the scene in the movie that sent shivers up my spine. Sorry – bad choice of words considering the scene involves a poor girl who gets a big ol’ knife stuck into her spine courtesy of the one and only, Mick Taylor.
Wolf Creek is full of suspense and I honestly can’t wait for the upcoming sequel. That suspense is ratcheted up in the scene featured this week where a girl named Liz is on the run from Mick (John Jarrett) and gets into a car to escape. Only problem is, our killer Crocodile Dundee is hiding in the backseat and stabs her. To add insult to the injury, a pleading Liz gets three of her fingers sliced off by Mick. Oh, but Mickey Boy’s not done yet as he introduces her spine to his big knife as he sticks it in, then twists it, paralyzing her to the point where she now becomes a “Head On A Stick” as he calls it. It’s nasty. It’s mean. And in a sick horror kind of way, it’s awesome.
*Well, how nice of you to compliment my flannel shirt!*
*I swear I didn’t forget to put the lid back on the toothpaste*