last night i caught The Strangers on HBO. i hadn't seen a "scary movie" since the recent remake of Funny Games and both were better than the regular film you get in this genre because they were not gratuitously violent, but still somewhat disturbing and tense.
the one major flaw present in these movies is when they try to make the audience scared with cliche quick cuts and loud bangs every 15 mins or so to keep some type of pace in the film. that isn't scary, its just irritating. good scary movies don't need these type of conventions.
One of my childhood thrills was sneaking into a theater to see this when I was too young. I loved it then and love it for totally different reasons now.
The gangs are super over the top and designed around visuals. The whole movie is beautifully shot and visually stimulating.
The fight scenes are cheeseoid in a way but not bad... they were not trying to make them realistic.
Can you dig it?
One note. On the directors cut, they added some comic book frame transitions that I did not remember from my youth. I looked it up and they are added recently, for the new DVD. They are not great, but do not detract either, and apparently the increased quality of the remastered version is WELL WORTH dealing with the slight difference and non OG ness.
Heck yea, I love the Warriors. Baseball Furies are the best.
Last movie I watched was called Time Crimes
It's a Spanish film about a guy who accidently travels back in time an hour. He then has to make sure that his past self (The one from an hour ago) still goes into the time machine, otherwise there will be 2 of him in the same timeline. It can get kinda confusing, but it's a very cool movie. They're planning an american remake apparently.