Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Discussion of the Week - Can't Wait!

A recent chat between my brother and I regarding the few good horror movies we've got on the horizon in the coming months has led me to this weeks discussion question....

What upcoming horror movie are you most looking forward to checking out?

There's a whole plethora of them that are set to be unleashed later this year/early next year that i'm really looking forward to ; District 9, The Final Destination, Saw 6 (fuck off), Orphan, Elm Street, Grace, Trick 'r Treat, and ya, even Halloween 2. But there's one in particular that I haven't been able to get out of my head since hearing about it what seems like years ago....

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THIRST


PARK CHAN-FUCKING-WOOK. Need I say more?

As far as i'm concerned, this man is the greatest filmmaker alive today. That's a bold claim, but i've got a lot of points to back it up. Rather than go on and on about those points, i'll sum it up in one simple word ; OLDBOY. If you're asking me, Oldboy is the best film ever made. Period. Bar none. It just doesn't get any better, more complete, more satisfying, more thought out, or more brilliant than that movie. It is a total masterpiece that deserves to be studied alongside Citizen Kane and The Godfather in film classes around the world. It is THAT DAMN GOOD. If Chan-wook were to spend the rest of his career making shit movies, i'd still consider him one of the best in the business for Oldboy alone. So when I heard that this man was making a horror film, I couldn't possibly be more excited about the idea. His brush with horror in the Three Extremes segment 'Cut' was totally genius and unique and again, the thought of a full length horror-esque flick from him is just about the most exciting thing one can ask for. Now yes, this movie is about vampires and if you're hesitant about it because you're over the whole Twilight/vampire craze thing, believe me, I am too. I quite frankly don't care to see another vampire movie for the next decade. But i'll always make an exception for anything that comes out of Park Chan-wook's sick, twisted, and brilliant mind. I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT.

By the way, here is the Thirst red band trailer, if you haven't seen it yet. Thirst opens in select theatres July 31st.

Leave a comment and let me know what horror movie on the horizon you're most looking forward to checking out!

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20 comments:

Ms Harker said...

Going to see Thirst on Saturday night, I can barely contain myself! What more could you want priests with moral conundrums, vampires and steamy scenes... Oh and did I mention vampires, that actually drink blood? So excited!

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OMGSeriously said...

1st that what turned out to be an incestuous relationship with his daughter in OLDBOY freaked me out......other than that yeah great movie.

As for horror movies on the horizon you got pretty much everything covered except I want to add on i'm waiting on The Collector *bites nails in delight*

Johnny said...

Ms Harker - Very jealous! Be sure to let me know what you think of it.

OMG - The Collector looks awesome, forgot about that. Did you see the
'blood band' trailer?

kaiyn said...

Most of the ones you said. Elm Street, Saw 6, Halloween 2, Trick r' Treat, Grace, and even the Night of the Demons remake, though I don't think that is due out until next year at least.

Zacery Nova said...

In order:

1. The Final Destination
2. H2
3. Sorority Row
4. Trick r' Treat
5. Jennifer's Body
6. The Stepfather (?)

Johnny said...

Jennifer's Body, there's another one that slipped my mind. Loved Juno and have nothing but high hopes for JB.

Johnny said...

ZOMBIELAND! I forgot about Zombieland! Been kinda over the whole zombie thing for a while but Zombieland looks verrrrry promising.

Bjornabo said...

I`m with you on Saw VI and H2. Gonna be fun.

I also think that Daybreakers will be a cool movie.

Johnny said...

Daybreakers looks promising. Sure it's another vamp flick but the trailer was cool enough to make me want to check it out.

Jason said...

It feel sacriligous but I am excited for the new Nightmare on Elm streets. Jackie Earl was so good in Watchmen I am stocked to see what he does with Freddy.

District 9 looks like it could be amazing, and the Zombieland trailer is hilarious. Also Jennifer's Body cuz well we all love Megan Fox's body.

Soap Magic said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Orphan, Grace, and Thirst. I'm also looking forward to seeing Deadgirl when it comes out on DVD.

wiec? said...

you make a good argument for Thirst. sounds cool.

i'd have to say the new Predator movie i keep hearing things about sounds pretty great and Trick r Treat when and if it ever comes out.

OMGSeriously said...

@ Johnny no is it on this same site as Thirst?

Johnny said...

Soap - Deadgirl is yet another one that slipped my mind. Looks like it should be pretty kickass.

OMG - You can see it on Bloody Disgusting.

OMGSeriously said...

ohhh sweet thanks.

Knarf Black XIV said...

I'm waiting for Pontypool but it looks like I'll have to twiddle my thumbs until it gets a video release.

Zacery Nova said...

"District 9 looks like it could be amazing, and the Zombieland trailer is hilarious. Also Jennifer's Body cuz well we all love Megan Fox's body."

(I prefer Amanda Seyfried, she's much prettier...not that I'm in any place to comment on female beauty)

the jaded viewer said...

Black Devil Doll. Comes out 7/31 in NYC.

Johnny said...

I was supposed to get a bunch of Black Devil Doll promotional stuff to giveaway in a contest, but it was never actually sent to me =(

Anonymous said...

Of horror stuff that's actually coming out, I can think of...

Saw VI

The Strangers 2

Jeepers Creepers 3

Trick r' Treat

It's Alive ('06).