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Let the Right One In

Posted in Movies, Vampire with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by basterdmovies

Let the Right One In (2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/

Let the right one in
What?!? Another vampire movie?

An essay in androgeny. Funny how 12 year old boys and girls are nearly indistinguishable. The sexless tweens however did add to the atmosphere of this movie. A slow burn, the suspense of what is happening to Oskar mixed with what exactly is Eli? Vampire? Home schooled? Ghost? Love slave of a creepy old man? Pacing is everything in this movie. It slowly reveals the beauty that is “Let the Right One In”. Give the cinematographer credit for a hauntingly magnificent film. 10/10 despite being a vampire movie.

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Return of the Living Dead

Posted in Movies, zombie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by basterdmovies

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089907/
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Braaaiiinnnsss…An icon saying is born. This movie is regarded as having been the first zombie movie to have the zombie crave brains. Tarman is also another highly recognized character from this film. Linnea Quigley also makes an appearance as a naked punk rocker, pink hair and all.

Ok…so if you look at the writing credits for “Night of the Living Dead”, you will notice that John Russo has a writing credit. Now, click the imdb link above, he has a writing credit here as well. Russo and Romero were involved in a drawn out legal suit over naming rights for sequels. It ended with Russo getting to call his movies “…of the Living Dead” and Romero got “…of the Dead”. Enough history.

This is one of my favorite zombie films. It can be terrifying one minute and hilarious the next. The back story is that “Night of the Living Dead” was based on a true story. Burt, Ernie, and Frank accidentally unleash Tarman, a sample specimen from the first zombie uprising. All efforts to make the situation better ultimately fail. I think our best bet is to just do away with Louisville…9/10

Trick’R Treat

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by basterdmovies

Trick’R TreatSam

http://trickrtreat-movie.warnerbros.com/

This was a very enjoyable movie. It was a shame that its release was delayed so long. In an era of remakes, this was a nice change of pace. It showed some of the consequences behind some of our Halloween traditions.  It opens with a couple returning from a Halloween party.  The wife blows out the candles in their jack-o-laterns before midnight.  She is brutally murdered shortly after.  We learn about why you should always were a costume on Halloween as well as why you should always check you candy before you eat it.  Sam is a fun character who at times is down right creepy.   It is not over the top gory and there is just a modest amount of nudity.  This should be added to any Halloween film festival. I give this a 9/10