It’s been a while since I made a Movie Monday post. Phasma Ex Machina set a benchmark. I haven’t come across any movies I’ve been as excited about coming out as that one.
Deadly Movies was the contributing author to the t5m article. Since it was their description of “Lake Mungo” which made me stand up and take notice of the movie, I figured rather than trying to recreate it I’d just include it here.
First person horror is back after the roaring success of ‘Paranormal Activity’, and it suits the paranormal sub-genre well, far better than it does zombies (’Diary of the Dead’) and monsters (’Cloverfield’). Why? Because you can utlise the plot device of terrorised people searching for video evidence of their tormentors. This Australian effort looks very creepy, playing on your perception of the fact/fiction boundary. Interestingly, rather than a nameless faceless foe, the spirit in question here is a deceased and loved family member, which will help ramp up the emotional trauma when family affection turns inevitably malevolent.
Of course then I had to go see if there was a trailer. Whoa. I posted it below so you can see for yourself if you’re not already familiar.
This is my kind of movie. Ghost story plus Australian actors? I had to find out how I can see it.
If I want to buy it, there’s a DVD available for purchase from Lake Mungo’s website. If it wasn’t priced in Australian dollars and I didn’t have to worry about the conversion, this is one movie I might take my chance on buying outright without having first seen it in its entirety.
I’m hoping it’ll get picked up for distribution somehow and either come to a theater near me soon. Or at least make it to Netflix. I added it to my queue just in case that happens.
This one combines two of my other passions: anything French and zombies. There is absolutely no way I can even come close to doing the justice describing “The Horde” that Deadly Movies did, so again I’m just going to post their awesome write up.
A French Zombie movie, now there’s an interesting concept. Film purists will break into a cold sweat at the thought of the keepers of true cinema, the French, falling into the trappings of the lowest of all American trash, the Zombie movie. Truth be known France has produced some of the most brutally disturbing horror’s of the past 50 years. ‘The Horde’ looks to have that unmistakingly French feel; the actors all have that ruffled Gallic heavy set expression, the framing is beautiful, the photography expressionist, and the violence brutal and visceral. French style and American content, I’ll have a piece of that pie.
Again, I don’t know when this one will be available to American viewers, but I saved it in my Netflix queue for when it is.