Wednesday, October 4, 2017
“Now you're in the sunken place.”
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Stephen Root, LaKeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener
The premise: A young interracial couple (Chris and Rose) visits the estate of Rose's parents, with the experience justifiably leaving Chris feeling very uneasy.
My Familiarity With the Movie: Heard about the critical and audience acclaim when it was released, and a friend also recommended it to me.
“Don't ever piss her off again! As far as we know, she's the only remaining original!”
Directed by: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Starring: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt, Stuart Robinson, Akira Koieyama, Tom Fahn, Fitz Houston, Steve Blum, Paul Carr
The premise: A girl named Saya is sent undercover to a high school to hunt demons called chiropterans. That's pretty much it.
My Familiarity With the Movie: I'm vaguely aware of the spinoff series, but the movie was recommended to me by a friend.
Monday, October 2, 2017
“Oh, yes... They float, Georgie... They float... and when you're down here with me... YOU FLOAT TOO! ”
-"Pennywise, the Dancing Clown"
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Starring: Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Curry
The premise: A librarian discovers that a little girl’s murder is the work of an evil shapeshifting clown that terrorized him and his friends when they were children. Now, he’s calling said friends to come together and stop it again.
My Familiarity With the Series: My mother is a big-time Stephen King fan, so I was well aware of this thing’s existence even as a child, though I admit that the recent film adaptation is what finally got me interested in watching the 1990 miniseries.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“The only person that I let in on the fact that I was still alive was a six-year-old kid. I'm gonna be six years old again. Well, John, it's been fun, but I gotta go. I have a date with six-year-old boy... and you have a date with death.”
Directed by: Tom Holland (No, not the only currently playing Spider-Man)
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Trailer/Video: Seems like the trailer is trying to hide that the doll is the killer, but due to how ingrained Chucky is in pop-culture now, it's not much of a twist anymore.
The premise: A single mother buys her son a much-desired doll for his birthday. However, after the death of her best friend, and strange behavior of her son, it’s soon apparent that there’s more to the doll than it seems.
My Familiarity With the Movie: Not sure where I first heard of it. I guess everything I know about it came through pop-culture osmosis.
Monday, October 24, 2016
“Are you all right? We’re going back to Mima’s Room.”
Directed by: Satoshi Kon
Starring: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ōkura
Trailer/Video: Kinda downplays the horror aspect, makes it look more like a drama film.
The premise: Mima Kirigoe, singer in a pop band called CHAM! (no, not these guys), quits the group to persue an acting career...only to find herself having to deal with a stalker...or does she?
My Familiarity With the Movie: My DVD of The Castle of Cagliostro had a montage of trailers for other movies released by Manga Entertainment, and Perfect Blue was one of them. Never really had much of an interest in watching it until I started this project.