15 March 2009

The Horror Marathon Continues

I have a cold which means my nose is running like a tap, I'm aching all over and thoroughly bloody miserable.

On the plus side, I've managed to achieve 'Assassin' status on Burnout: Revenge on the xbox 360, so, you know, swings and roundabouts.

My horror marathon continues, having re-watched 'The Ruins' last night.

Fantastic little film that I really like, partly because it has the balls to create the most ridiculous yet unnerving 'monster' that I've seen in quite some time.

The structure is sound, with some half-decent character development.

Tonight, I shall watch either Blood And Black Lace, one of the Giallo genre of movies, or The Whip And The Body. Both are directed by Mario Bava who, according to a chap on Twitter, includes shots of which Hitchcock would have been proud. Praise indeed.

Either that, or I'll re-watch Mirrors instead. Functional, interesting character development and some nasty shocks. One of the better horror movies of recent times, in my opinion.

By the way, if anyone has any recommendations for good horror films, let me know. All comments gratefully received.


Andy said...

Horror film recommendation: Watership Down. Seriously. Holocaust, a totalitarian Stalinist state, a terror weapon of mass destruction, torture of prisoners ... the worst nightmares of Orwell and HG Wells are all here. Do not watch if easily upset. Utterly brilliant. Read the book as well.

Dan said...

You know, that suggestion isn't as mad as it might seem at first glance.

A little bit mad, certainly, but not THAT mad.

Thank you, Sir. I shall take your suggestion on board immediately.