- Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:50 am #132301
deafmetal wrote: ↑Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:30 pm Braindead is a near-perfect film. I fondly remember going to a Halloween party one year at college and promptly ignored all the attendees and boring conversation while this monumental gorefest was playing on a tiny TV in the basement. I could not believe this love letter to comedy horror had been missing from my life for so long. Who was Peter Jackson!? Certainly a new favorite filmmaker if he created art like this all the way over in NZ. I think I found the Dead Alive VHS a few weeks later in a rental store and proceeded to proselytize my roommates into my bloody religion. In the years that would follow, Bad Taste, Meet The Feebles, various midnight screenings, and a bootleg uncut Braindead VHS off ebay finally obtained like a grail quest. I am always looking another upgrade of that film.Great story, Deaf.
Speaking of midnight screenings, I took in a late night viewing of Possessor on Saturday night. The spawn of Cronenberg delivered for me. Perhaps I was just in the right frame of mind, but the slow burn worked well and kept me mesmerized and queasy throughout. A good blend of gore/scifi without going to far off the deep end in either direction.
There's a big difference between winging it and seeing what happens. Now let's go see what happens.