The word of the day is ‘hirsute’
Having not seen a snowfall in eighteen years (give or take), my time spent in Dacula/Buford, Georgia over the weekend made the ten plus hours round trip drive worth it, despite the raging migraine and sore lower back on the drive home. While there, I took advantage of Blockbuster Video’s 4 for $20 DVD deal and snagged The Ruins, The Orphanage, Doomsday, and Cloverfield, the latter of which was the only agreed upon film to view by my sister, her hopped-up-on-drugs-after-surgery roommate, and incredibly attractive yet incredibly bitchy friend.
The viewing ended up degrading into an episode of MST3K, as three women without an appreciation for horror or what I feel is one of the few relatively decent monster flicks to come out of anywhere peppered the screen with insults and called me a variety of names that weren’t my own for suggesting such a film. Like Brandon. Fuck Brandon. Of course, one of their biggest gripes was the cinema verite aspect, which, although cheesy, can be fairly effective; I may be the only asshole out there who actually thought The Blair Witch Project was brilliant. The recent success of [REC] and its bastard doppelganger Quarantine has assured the horror community an influx of these films.
But I digress.
No I don’t. I really don’t have much else to say other than that I actually like Cloverfield and think we need more tried and true monster films. The Host springs to mind, and naturally it’s being remade and probably starring Dakota Fanning. Japan has a monster film coming our way relatively soon called Chohatsu Daikaiju Gehara which roughly translates into the less than marketable but much funnier Long-haired Giant Monster Gehara, leaving you with no delusions as to what the is actually about. A batch of promotional and behind-the-scenes stills courtesy of Dread Central make the titular hirsute monster look like the younger and less popular brother of Godzilla, which is anything but surprising to me. One still, however, makes ol’ hairy pants look positively creepy. Here, have a look.
Kinda cool, huh?
Are there any really good monster movies – specifically recent monster movies – that you think I should take a look at? I’m jonesin’ for some rampagin’ through cities and perhaps poorly dubbed dialogue.
Oh, nothing to do in between jobs tomorrow, so hopefully a review or more substantial update will make its way from my worn out mind to your computer screen. Revamp also coming soon. Possibly with kittens.