schaden_freude_lj: (werewolf)
I saw this listed on the LJ QotD, but rather than respond to that, I thought I'd ask in here. Your answers are what I care to read. ;-)

What is the scariest movie you've ever seen?

I have a double answer:

  • The Exorcist: It was released in 1973, but I wasn't able to see it until 1975, when I had a driver's license. Cathy and I went to the drive in to watch. The book gave me nightmares for weeks, so I thought the movie couldn't possibly be as bad as my imagination. I was wrong. The images weren't so bad, but the whole idea of demon possession . . . still makes me feel like hiding under the bed!

  • Paranormal Activity: Cathy and I saw this at the theater, and it scared us so badly, I actually posted a review at IMDb. Without any embarrassment or shame, I can say that I have NEVER been so frightened just watching people sleep!

Anyone care to play along?

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schaden_freude_lj: (nightschade)
Currently, I'm drinking coffee and watching A Long Day's Journey Into Night. I'm really not sure why I chose such dark and heavy material this early in the day, but when I found it, I immediately put the remote down.

Miss Katharine Hepburn . . . there just aren't enough words to describe how much I enjoy her. In my opinion, she was never really beautiful, at least in Hollywood's definition of beauty, but that's part of her appeal.

And? Every time I see her on screen, I expect her to say, "We saw the Encantadas, but on the Encantadas, we saw something Melville hadn't written about."

That is all, you're excused. :-D

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schaden_freude_lj: (motto)
You're just as crazy as your mama. Goes to show it's in the genes! Do you have any idea what you're getting into, man? You think Jack Ruby just up and died of cancer in four weeks after he gets a retrial? That's some kind of new cancer - I'd say that's a "going out of business cancer." You got the right ta-ta, but the wrong ho-ho. The government's gonna jump all over your head Jimbo, and go "cock-a-doodle-do!"
schaden_freude_lj: (license)

This movie is so amazing, I have no words to do it justice. It is set (and filmed) in the Ozarks, less than an hour's drive from where I grew up and still live. The story, the actors, clothing, dialect, everything, are so spot on, I found myself thinking I actually know these people. Hell, I'm probably related to them!

To date, it won The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, was nominated for every major film festival and critics' award, and is nominated for four Academy Awards.

Do yourself a favor, put it in your Netflix queue, get it from Redbox or Blockbuster, whatever, just watch it!

schaden_freude_lj: (gold star)
I just finished watching The Secret In Their Eyes and thought it was so good, I had to tell everyone.

Without giving too much away, it is the story of a group of people still struggling over a 25-year-old unsolved rape/murder case. The film is in Spanish with subtitles, but after the first three or four minutes, I was so completely engrossed, I literally forgot that I was reading along.

The majority of violence is at the very beginning; it is disturbing and hard to watch, but the story would not be as powerful without it.

I can't think of a single negative thing to say about this film and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
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