It seems just like yesterday that I was downing an entire bottle of champagne by myself in my apartment while the clock struck midnight on December 31st. The point of that sentence is not to indicate that I live a lonely and pathetic existence, but to state the fact that another year has come and gone and it’s time to talk about the best and worst horror movies of 2017! Fun fact: There were a lot of good horror movies this past year. So I’ll try to narrow those down to my Top 5. You’re free to disagree if you’d like. Let’s get to it!
Ugh. I’ve been neglecting my blog. I’m sorry, baby……I promise I’ll take better care of you and shower you with my witty sarcasm and pointless posts about 80’s horror movies. But first, how about some reviews! Considering I have actually been watching some of the current crop of horror movies, I figured I’d share my brief thoughts on some. Emphasis on ‘brief’. Let’s go!
Dammit. There’s nothing worse for me than having to say that I may have been wrong about something. A few months back, I did a post about the news of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, cleverly titled Leatherface, being developed and I pretty much raked it over the coals. And then the director (or should I say directors) were announced last week. Gulp.
It looks as though Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have signed on to direct Leatherface. Why is that gulp-inducing news? Because the French team directed one of my favorite and one of the most jaw-dropping horror movies I’ve ever seen called Inside back in 2007. Not only that, but I also dug their artistic take on the vampire genre called Livid in 2011. So what does all of this mean? It means that Leatherface is in good hands and you can proceed to get your hopes up now!
Granted, we still are going to have to relive teenage Leatherface in the 70’s, complete with acne and awkward voice changes – but I honestly feel that if anyone can make this work, it’s this directing duo. Cross your fingers for a minimum amount of studio involvement. And also cross your fingers that Renee Zellweger doesn’t make an appearance.