Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Collector

Directed by: Marcus Dunstan

Release Date: 2009

Upon the recommendation from a friend, I took this movie (high in demand, I might add) out of the library. And wow! What a movie. This movie tones down the torture porn genre started by the Saw movies and creates a new movie villian. As Marcus Dunstan's directorial debut, his background in the horror genre started on the film Feast with co-writer Patrick Melton and the recent Saw movies (IV, V, 3D: The Final Chapter). With great cinematography and storytelling, this movie is definitely a must see for horror fans.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Zombieland

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Release Date: 2009

With a fantastic blend of comedy and horror, this flick had me cringing and laughing at the same time.

Jesse Eisenerg (whose career I've been following since Roger Dodger) starts us off with a few rules: #1: Cardio, #2:The Double Tap, #3: Beware of the Bathroom, and so many more throughout the movie.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Battle Royale

Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku

Release Date: 2000

After watching this movie for the first time, I was supremely disturbed. I also thought the premise of this movie was vaguely familiar (think Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies on an island...in Japanese...but much more brutal) until I watched the very end. I have yet to read Hunger Games proper but already, it's quite similar.