Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sam Raimi rides again

So, Drag me to hell has hit theaters here in Cheese-country, or rather, in the major cities and any places where the cinema isn't shit. Well, seeing as the DVD release is further away still, I'm left with mumbling about my expectations in my own little corner of the internet, a.k.a the Slow zombie movie blog.

Well, Sam Raimi, what to say about Sam Raimi, except he has changed a lot. I mean, his Evil Dead movies were insane. Maybe not art, but made with the indie filmmakers insane determination and the horror fans morbid insanity, fun times, maybe except a certain dendrophilic scene in the first one, further explanation is unneccesary, and probably unwanted.

Now, as far as Raimis career after Evil Dead, there hasn't' been all that much to talk about except for his recent bout with the Spider-Man movies. The first two were decent, not fantastic, but good super hero fun. As for the third, well, I haven't seen it, but the little I have seen... well, I'll pass it off as Raimi taking a hit of coffee too much... or several too few. Anyway, he's comming back to horror with Drag Me To Hell, and that could be a good thing. Emphasis on could.

The plot seems kinda generic, although slightly b-movie-esque, which can be a good thing if Raimi remember what he used to do before choreographing emo-spidey. I really don't know what to expect, although the reviews so far seem to be good. I remain cautiously optimistic.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I've been pumping up my courage to see this film for quite some time. David Lynchs work has fascinated and freaked me out since I got really into movies, and Eraserhead struck me, solely by the plot synopses I had read, as a movie more surreal and frightening than, for example Mullholland Drive, or the final Twin Peaks episode.

In short, I was right, oh was I ever right. I won't faff about with a plot synopsis, mostly seeing as anyones guess is as good as mine when it comes to what this movie is about. What I will however tell you, is that I got a whole new perspective on the philosophy behind H.P Lovecrafts stories, the whole business with knowledge of what's actually going on driving you insane.

Y'see, there are some pieces of fiction I wish I could fully understand all of it. Every twist, turn and complicated metaphor. Eraserhead is not one of these movies, in fact, I keep catching myself contemplating to what degree I'd be a happier person never thinking of it again. Of course, this isn't going to happen, but I digress. Although I doubt full understanding of Eraserhead will drive me completely and uncurably insane, but you never know.

I don't know if I liked the movie Eraserhead per se, I mean, sure, it's a very good movie, but I can't say I felt any better after watching it, and odds are I'll just watch it once. I think I'll settle with it being good but uncomfortable to the max.