DAY 10 - FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE HERO/HEROINE
Late, but I’ve been inundated with real life stuff, including a major allergy attack. I hate spring and summer with a passion. Give me fall and winter, when I can actually BREATHE -_-
Anyway, I’m having some problems with this particular topic, because I can’t really think of any hero/heroine who I could list as a favorite. Sad, but true. So I’m going to go with the one I find most interesting:
Grave Robber from Repo! The Genetic Opera. Yep. He’s sly, snide, and snarky. He sings pretty well for guy who pushed drugs, pimps out surgery addicts and mucks around in graveyards at night. He’s obviously not all bad— he does help Shilo out, and explains a little bit about the outside world to her.
Part of me likes to think that after the whole mess at the Opera, maybe Shilo walked out, and was snatched up by the Grave Robber. Maybe he taught her more about how to survive, how to make Zydrate, stuff like that. Sort of a father figure, though, rather than a romantic interest.
So there you have it :3
DAY 09 - FAVORITE SUPERNATURAL HORROR MOVIE
Supernatural covers a lot of ground. Giant monsters, zombies, possession, ghosts, mythology… the list is pretty extensive, when you look at it. Today’s movie is a touch more obscure than the past few days’. Here, we take a trek back to the very early 80s, and one of my very favorite movies in general:
Yep, Dead and Buried (1981). It’s a great little story of a town with a secret. Witchcraft/voodoo plays into it, and there’s a sweet little twist at the end of the story that makes up (IMO) for the cheap effects.
I got to see this movie for the first time maybe… 5 years ago? I was on a Video Nasties kick, and this was not only on the list, but readily accessible to me. Win!
I highly recommend this movie; it’s a great little movie, good atmosphere, decent storyline. Check out the trailer below:
DAY 08 - FAVORITE FOREIGN HORROR MOVIE
I have a problem with this topic. Why? Because nearly all of my favorite horror movies are either Asian or Italian, making this possibly the absolute hardest topic so far for me.
In pondering, I do believe that my favorite foreign horror flick is possibly Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Kairo (2001). I love the dim colors, the dark, moody atmosphere, the slow motion apocalypse. It’s not scary, I think, so much as it’s eerie, lonesome feeling.
For the record, the English name for this movie is Pulse. I really, really hated the American remake— I thought that they took an awful lot of the moodiness away, replacing it with typical Hollywood glitz. The original production is best.