so my roommates and i are doing a double bill right now. we watched manos: the hands of fate
, and the pregnant pauses in that movie could fill a maternity ward.
like, it's not...a lot has already been said about it, but i'm impressed at how dull and not scary it was. like, the movie was made on a bet that the director could make a horror movie, and i hope he lost that bet. like, the husband is horrifying with how much of a bad dad and husband he is; and i guess like...the bad cinematography is also pretty horrifying? the doberman and the poodle were my favorite parts, though i mean torgo is sorta funny and it's entirely obvious he's fucked up(apparently he was high on acid the whole time). him being a total creeper
was...i guess part of the horror? anyway, it's a shitty movie but great when you've got friends and alcohol.
the second movie we watched was livid
and it's a much better movie. it's in the style of new french extremity, while not having the garish excess of movies like inside
and haute tension
. it's very quiet and claustrophobic, it has some interesting ideas, and...well i can't quite tell how good the writing is because the copy of the movie we have is a bootleg. like, i was translating the movie for my roommates and was doing a better job than the subs. these subs had german words out of nowhere in it btws, so obvs i was a better translator.
it's a cool movie, but it's not fantastic, i'd rate it a 6/10. it's fun to discuss afterward, which is half of the fun to be had with it.
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