2LDK - I love this movie. Two Japanese chicks arguing over shampoo and beating the shit out of each other for 70 minutes. What's not to love? I also love the story of how this movie came to be. A producer challenged two directors during a night of drinking to a "Duel Project" ; each director must make a feature length film in a weeks time with only two actors battling in only one setting. How cool is that? The other director's film is called Aragami, which I haven't seen yet.
BTK - Starting to lose my respect, Kane Hodder! It's not even that he's a bad actor, but he should probably stick to playing masked/costumed villains.
The Burrowers - A little bit boring and slow at first but once this movie picks up, it gets really fuckin good. It really starts getting good at the moment the whites and Indians engage in a brutally awesome gunfight and never lets up from there.
Evil Dead 2 - Has always been my favorite of the Evil Dead trilogy. Couple friends of mine prefer the serious horror of Evil Dead over the comedic horror of ED2 and Army of Darkness, but I disagree. The blend of comedy/horror is where Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and this trilogy really shine.
Friday The 13th (2009) - Watched this one twice this month ; first was my first viewing of The Killer Cut (which rocks) and second was The Killer Cut on the projector in my garage with a couple friends and some beers. Or a lot of beers. The night ended in my friend breaking his ankle, and no one's really sure how, but seeing The Killer Cut on the big screen was fun nonetheless!
Inglorious Bastards (1978) - If i'm being honest, I was fairly bored by this movie. Can't say it really did anything for me but it does have an awesome title and the ending is pretty cool. Cannot wait to see Tarantino's version (although his is a far different film and really only seems to share a title and a few plot elements).
Maniac Cop - Anyone else love the music in this movie? I like Maniac Cop, but I like....
Maniac Cop 2 - better. Some awesome car chase sequences and once again I say, Matt Cordell is a seriously underrated horror villain.
Masters of Horror : Jenifer- One of my favorite of the Masters of Horrors and actually one of my favorite things Argento has done being that I don't really dig most of his stuff.
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - Dissapointing. A title like that really gets your hopes up, but those hopes were quickly shattered the moment I realized we weren't gonna see too much of the mega shark or the giant octopus. Talk about being deceptive!
Mute Witness - Very underrated flick that few seem to even know about. It's half slasher/half crime drama of sorts and I loved all of it.
My Bloody Valentine 3D - This was my fourth time watching this movie since the DVD came out. My brother came over and wanted to watch it and while I initially didn't think I was gonna watch with him, being that I had just seen it more than once in the past couple weeks prior, I was not able to hold back and ended up watching the whole thing. It's just plain gory fun that doesn't seem to get old.
Plasterhead - I've seen some bad horror movies in my day and this is right up there towards the top of the list. Some of the worst acting i've ever seen and while I tried, I was not able to find a single redeeming quality.
The Ruins - Underappreciated movie and one of the best horror flicks of '08 hands down. It's totally original and incredibly gory. Why isn't everyone as much of a fan of this movie as I am?
Seven Pounds - This was my second time seeing this and I think it's definetly the kinda movie that needs to be seen twice to truly appreciate. Knowing how it turns out, it's a real pleasure to watch it from beginning to end again. One of the best love stories of our times.
Solaris (2002) - This is kind of a weird one for me because no matter how many times I watch it, I still can't determine whether I really like it or not. But I keep watching it, so I guess there's something I must like about it, eh? It's definetly boring at times but there's just something about it that I can't seem to place.
Suspiria - I think i've finally determined that I like the music in this more than the actual movie itself. It definetly reeks of style over substance, but this is probably my favorite Argento film.
Tokyo Gore Police - At times hilarious, at times ridiculous, at times awesome and at times downright stupid, I can't deny that Tokyo Gore Police isn't at least very entertaining!
Twilight - So sue me, I didn't hate it! I certaintly didn't love it, but it wasn't half bad.
The Wackness - Masterpiece. More on that in a second.
While She Was Out - If Eden Lake were made by Americans, it'd look something like this. And that's not a good thing.
Favorite movie I watched in June?
I watched The Wackness three times in June, within the span of a week, and that's not something I do too often. It's just that good. From the amazing performances from Ben Kingsley (move over, Gandhi!) and Drake & Josh's Josh Peck (my god he has come a long way in just a couple years!), to the brilliant writing and directing, it's just a total feel good (in an odd way) masterwork. Without spoiling anything, the main point of the movie is that pain, sadness, and hurt are all a part of life and that the whole point of life is to experience life, the good as well as the bad. It's very uplifting and it's one of those movies that really has the power to change the way you look at your own life and the world at large. Definetly check it out if you haven't yet.
You may be wondering why i'm such a huge horror fan yet never pick a horror movie as my favorite movie of the month. Well that's because this monthly post is really my only time of the month that I talk about non horror movies, so I like to focus more on them. But if we're talking horror, my favorite horror flick of this month was definetly....
A horror western with underground creatures that paralyze you, bury you alive, and then come back and feed on your blood and organs once they get all mushy and decayed. Serious points for originality! Like I said above, once you get to the shootout scene, it's all uphill from there.