Starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister Elizabeth Olsen, Silent House looks like a very interesting and new take on the thriller. The movie lasts 88 minutes and takes place in “real time”, a very rare occurrence in films. What you may not know is that Silent House is actually a remake of the Spanish language film The Silent House. The trailer claims that the plot is based on true events that happened nearly 50 years ago in a small Uruguayan village.
The the American trailer, Olsen and her father are being terrorized in a house they are renovating for resale. The trailer features lots of dark lighting and shaky camera angles a la The Blair Witch Project. Despite these typical hallmarks of most thrillers, I still found myself slightly on edge while watching the trailer as the mystery person chasing Elizabeth Olsen in her home popped out from behind corners or suddenly grabbed her without so much as a sound. From what I’ve see so far, it looks very cool and appears to have revived the people-terrorized-by-a-psycho-or-other-unknown-evil-being-in-their-own-homes plot that has been reused many times over in thriller films. I know I’ll be heading to the nearest cinema to see it on March 9th. How about you?
Here’s more on the Uruguayan version of the film: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/apr/07/the-silent-house-review
You can view the American trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD88EFBFuos
While at the movies this past weekend I saw a trailer for The Cabin In the Woods, which stars Thor’s very own Chis Hemsworth. Directed by Drew Goddard and written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, the film chronicles the bloody misfortunes of a group of friends while vacationing in the remote wilderness (mistake one for those guys). Based on what I’ve seen so far, it looks like Whedon and Goddard have put a new and fresh spin on the “friends-being-terrorized-and-slaughtered-in-the-woods-by-psycho-killers-or-hillbillies” story line that has been one of the standard horror movies plots FOR AGES. Take a look at the trailer and judge for yourself. I know I’m excited.
Expected release date is April 13, 2012 (and yes that’s a Friday, but were you really surprised?)
You know those movies that are so gloriously bad that you can’t help but love them? ThanksKilling is one of those very movies. While many would classify ThanksKilling as a B horror film, I found that it has gone beyond B and into C territory. This low budget cinematic experience is filled with impossible scenarios, terrible acting and lots of fake blood. If anything, ThanksKilling is bad on purpose; which I have no qualms with. It’s outrageousness is what makes it a diamond in disguise. Rife with one liners and possible porn stars, ThanksKilling is by far a cult classic that deserves a sequel.
Favorite lines include:
“Nice tits bitch!”
“Gobble gobble motherf@cker!”
and last but not least
“You just got stuffed!”
Basically, if you’ve got an hour to kill and you’re in the mood for some gory movies, check out ThanksKilling. You won’t regret it.