From 1981, this morning's second movie. https://youtu.be/HgbSOUlOCQc Way back in 2000, I blind-bought this on DVD for just over $40-- lured in by the releases's deluxe tin box packaging-- at the now-defunct Media Play chain. After watching the film, I immediately regretted my purchase. Not my kind of Horror flick, let's just say. I sold … Continue reading I’m A Tolerant Horror Fan, Yet I Still Don’t Like Fulci’s The Beyond. And I Really, Really Tried.
I've never found the movie all that scary, but it's very colorful and entertaining, and, most importantly, clever, with more emphasis on character and plot than one might expect for a genre picture of the early Eighties.
Recently, on a podcast, I watched the host and his guests discussing modern Hollywood's cozy relationship with the CIA. https://youtu.be/m0cdZO3WNM0 The group consensus here was that Hollywood hadn't made a movie critical of the CIA since 1975's Three Days Of The Condor. https://youtu.be/DE3yZXQQnPo Apparently, none of them had heard of this movie: While The Amateur … Continue reading Today’s Second Homemade FAKE Criterion!
My opinion, nearly 33 years after my initial negative encounter with Blood Stalkers? Goofy-looking title creatures aside, it's actually not a bad film for its genre.
Maybe somewhere down the road, this 1991 masterpiece will find its way into the Criterion collection, but, until then, a fella can dream, can't he?
My desire to pursue a career in film criticism ended during high school, when I realized I'd be required to watch a lot of movies that didn't remotely appeal to me. Such an occupation sounded positively awful.
Considering the movie's interweaving of the kid's nightmares and his waking life experiences, blurring the lines between reality and dark fantasy, the filmmakers certainly left it up to individual interpretation.