Thursday, March 30, 2006

It's SLiTHER time!
I have some weekend homework for everyone, so I hope your schedules are clear. Strike Entertainment (where I happen to work) just finished an amazing horror-comedy called SLiTHER, and you all have to see it this weekend.

For those born pre-1970, a horror-comedy is a style of filmmaking that takes the experience of going to a horror film and makes it fun. This film is cheeky, gross, clever, scary and smart. The key term here is smart. Writer/Director James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, big Troma guy) has made the Evil Dead 2 of our generation- it's been a long time coming.

Unlike other horror movies being released, Gunn believes in his audience - refusing to treat us like toddlers. If we can make it to the moon, I think we can grasp satire and plot points. I'm convinced that when a film dumbs itself down, it isn't a reflection of some shrewd marketing campaign; but, actually a clear picture of the filmmaker's true intelligence. Take that re-make of Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Way to shit on a classic!

Despite the big studio release, SLiTHER never plays like a big studio movie. It's a film that revels in the horror genre, and asks us to come along with it.

Don't laugh too hard, or you just might end up with a slug down your throat.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dad John said...

Ha i was born in 1945 and i look forward to viewing SLiTHER thanks for the heads up.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Will said...

I saw it ... and it was awesome.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Am looking forward to seeing this one today .. and laughing out loud as I'm grossed out .. can't wait!

5:04 AM  
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