joachimt wrote: ↑
October 21st, 2019, 10:23 am
Cocoa wrote: ↑
October 20th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Nominated by Cocoa, Minkin, and xianjiro.
Why did you guys nominate this one? To me this looks just like a random horror movie. It's on the low side of TSZDT, so normally it's something I would skip. Did you filter the eligible title on genre "horror" because of this month' challenge? I'll watch it anyway, because it's FotW.
under the old system, I basically just took the list in order, removed movies I'd seen and then dropped 50 titles as nominees - that's how I ended up nominating Popcorn but would have eventually seen it if only because it made the 1000<400 and a copy is in the library system.
Only watched it tonight - wasn't all that impressed. To be honest could have lost the madman on a murder spree aspect and concentrated on the characters putting together the HorrorFilmFest and been a whole lot more interesting. I think one thing that keeps the audience interested is the throwback to the era of movie gimmicks from the 50s - 3D, stink-o-rama (or whatever it was called) and the chair zapping.
Technically, the movie was fine. It clearly didn't have a huge budget to work with so felt less Hollywood than we generally come to expect. This also worked to the film's advantage since the style of horror flicks it references are also pretty low budget, etc. The acting was fine, given what it was.
But all in all, can't say it impressed me much. It does have a feeling of moving away from the moralistic slasher films of the 80s and towards something more modern. After all, we don't get the sense that those that who don't survive the FF are "bad" people or anything. That was a relief. But otherwise, pretty much a non-starter for me. Gave it 6 out of 10.