Saturday, November 01, 2008

It's all in the meat...all in the meat!

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Friday, October 31, 2008

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Helmut Newton

Watch at your own risk!

And the 10th most frightening film...according to me.

All I can say here is that I'd be very frightened to go to Venice, as beautifully as it is filmed, and HOSTEL makes me think twice about traveling internationally.

I didn't see this one coming.

And when it did, my jaw didn't drop. It unhinged, and fell to the floor.

Brillian movie. Brillian cinematography. Wonderful acting.

And the sickest twist I think I've ever seen.

Paul Schrader (he of AMERICAN GIGALO, BODY DOUBLE, DRESSED TO KILL AND CARRIE) really outdid himself here, and cemented his position as a great American director.

The 9th Scary Movie...according to me.

I have to say, this movie was recommended to me by a clerk in a video store, and it was only $2.99, so I figured I'd get it. What? $2.99? I've certainly wasted more than that on movies at the big screen, and a few which were on video. So I figured I'd get it.

By the time the movie was over, and I had time to catch my breath, I actually though I was sick. Sick for watching a very murderous and gruesome movie...which was filmed so beautifully.

What a conundrum. A sicksicksick movie, with some of the most beautiful cuts, colors, and camera movements I'd ever scene.

If you can find this for a couple of bucks, get it.

But watch it. It starts very quickly, and grabs you by the throat, and barely lets go...

The 8th Scary Movie...According to me

I have to say, I have NEVER seen such seen such gratuitous violence in my life (check out the beginning scene with the truck and the driver...OMG!) but this move kept me moving all along. I was
awe-struck with the violence and the 'may the best may win.' The scenes in the greenhouses were shocking, actually beyoud shocking.

I'm not going to list any spoilers here, but I did leave the movie saying WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? It was one of those very intense movies which really...

Go see it for yourself.

And hold your stomach. It really is pretty gruesome.

The Se7enth Scary Movies...According to me.

I feel as if I'm cheating here, but I have good reason to pair up these movies. William Friedkin, a brillian director, lensed THE EXORCIST in 1973, and really set the cinematic world in fire. Seven years later, Friedkin threw gasoline on that fire with the release of CRUISING, a movie largely set in the actual bars and clubs of the undergroud gay community...a segment of the gay community.

The parallels between THE EXORCIST and CRUISING are not only there, but they are very obvious, but I won't fill this with spoilers.

THE EXORCIST is frighteing in its own way, especially "The Version You've Never Seen" but the film CRUISING is beyond frightening because what you see, if you pay close attentiion, is nothing short of shocking. I will say thing about CRUISING: it's pre-AIDS, and is a segment of the gay work which doesn't exist any more...and if it does, it's seriously underground.

And as my friend Gary will attest, you don't walk down the streets of the meat packing district without taking your life in your handsl

Watch these movies back-to-back: THE EXORCIST then CRUISING.

The chill will be more than up your spine.

The 6th Scariest Movie...according to me.

I hate to cheat and list two movies, but director Takashi Miike has really pushed the envelop so far, I was speechless through his films. I can't even imagine these movies being made in the USA,
and, honestly, I didn't think I'd fine this movies for sale in the USA.

All I can say is these are two of the most fucked up movies I've ever seen, and the torture scened were more than enough to make my stomach turn.

If you watch there, I can't say you'll be "entertained" but you will most certainly be shocked beyond that which you thought was possible.

And I dare you.

The Fifth Scariest Movie...according to me.

Single-handedly, this movie made me swear to NEVER travel outside the USA again. I've been to Mexico about 6 times, and, frankly, I can see this happening just about anywhere outside the USA.

We'll save the sickos for this country, but this movie redefines sickos, and, quite literally, I believe this true happens.

And you need to take a real close look at this poster. Black S&M boots, a jock strap (yep, look real close) and a death mask.

I doubt this guy's getting read to fell a tree...

The 4th Scariest Movie...according to me.

If you are a photographer, you need to see this movie.
I'm not saying another word.
Just see this movie.

The 3rd Scariest Movie, according to me

Sometimes, the most frightening events take place in real life.
And this is one of them.
I have rarely sat on the edge of my seat waiting for the end, which is beyond tragic.

Life is, to me, the most frightening thing going.
And this movie is proof-positive.

And thanks to Justin for recommending it.
I think I'm still shocked.

The Second Scaried Movie...according to me.

I can't say anything about this movie except it was riveting,
and I had absolutly no idea what it was about when I watched it.

The sad thing is that I think this really goes onl.

You have been warned

The Scariest Movie Ever...according to me.

I don't know about you, but I believe in extraterrestrial life.
And I literally had someone walk me to my car after this movie.
With the television segment, and the roof segment,
I though I was going to soil my pants.

M Night Shyamalan NEVER did any film as brilliant as thisl
And it scared the living daylight out of me.

My deepest apologies!

Well, my last post was Saturday, September 25.

Soon afterward, I was taken very ill, and required hospitalization. And while I had my trusty MacBook with me, there was no wi-fi in the hospital (serious minus 25!)

And, ironically, I was released today, Halloween.

Thanks for all the letters and notes of support, and again, I apologize for missing crucial entries on my blog, especially in light of the arrival of Halloween.

I will certainly make it up to...