On storytelling, “Seoul Station” has it fleshed out from the trash-cluttered apartment of a near-evicted couple, to the echoes of footsteps in a dead-silent Hospital, and even to the body language of the movie’s characters.
The summer is heating up! And, with the warmth of July upon us, it may be best to stay in the air-conditioning and give yourself a chill with one of these scary movies!
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) has been lauded for almost 50 years, so when I decided to finally watch some classic horror films for the first time, I couldn’t help but start with the foundation of my favorite sub-genre.
The cast is filled with people whom most would not have recognized at the time, with Christopher George being the most well known of the bunch. For those familiar with Italian horror and exploitation cinema, there are names that people will recognize.
Like many horror fans, after the trailer for “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” was released, I was elated to have a story that took us inside the courtroom. I wanted to discover just how Arne Cheyenne Johnson and his lawyer with a plea of not guilty by reason of demonic possession, argued and walked away with a mere 10-20 year sentence for manslaughter for the death of Alan Bono.
When I watched the trailer, I knew this was a must-see. I grew up reading R.L. Stine’s novels, and I still do to this day. When the announcement was released that Netflix was airing a “Fear Street” movie series, I was cheering with joy and excitement.
The “Saw” story follows the traditional “Jigsaw” ideology of “kill, maim, destroy or be killed,” throwing in the gore-driven exploration of narcissistic behavior, self-sacrifice, human frailty, revenge, and even psychopathic, murderous genius. But, ultimately, the franchise creators once again cater to the demands of the strong fan-base.