Sept. 21, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST
by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom
I like the sound of this SEVENTH MOON movie. I would also like to add that I am a fan of the ALTERED movie you mentioned in your article. I thought it was a very good movie which relied more on tension and suspense than gore, which is a rarity in horror movies today.<p>One wishes he had been able to attend this Fantastic Fest. It sounds bloody marvellous!
Sept. 21, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
I got a fever and the only perscription is hyperbole.
Sept. 21, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST
by Sherlock Holmes II
...how come they didn't mix it up a bit? It just seems like they chose all the action fillums. Couldn't they acquire prints for Thirst or Stork or Barry McKenzie Holds His Own(funniest movie EVVA! Hellooo, BANG!BANG!BANG!)? AND Although I hate endless presumptive BANter about influence's in certain fillums, anyone notice the similarity between the climactic old-room scene of Thirst and the scenes of possessed interiors of the Evil Dead sequals? I'm talkin'bout the ole' corkscrew-camera antics!
Sept. 21, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST
I was afraid there'd be one or two people somewhere in the crowd that love not being able to see anything that happens in the movies and hails this movie as incredible. But I never expected Harry to hail this as the next coming of Christ. Not only is this the worst film of the festival (so far), it's one of the worst movies I've ever had to sit through. Plenty of the audience at that screening agree as no less than 6 of us would have left before the movie was over, but were waiting on our credit cards to come from paying for food. Seriously folks, this is shaky cam to the extreme that you cannot tell what is going on at all in the movie. On top of that the film is so dark you rarely have more than an eighth of the frame with anything lit enough to see. The shaky handheld stuff worked in Cloverfield and dare I say The Blair Witch Project because it was from the perspective of one of the characters, we see what whomever has that camera sees. By moving that away from 1st to 3rd person, you're cheating the audience out of a movie - you can't sympathize with these characters here because you're never given an image to hold on to. Without images, you don't have a movie. This movie is a failure at every level from script to finish and I'm afraid to ever find out how much money they were allowed to waste on this shit.
Sept. 21, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST
Back when I first saw it in the early seventies. Ihad also known the studio forced the director to put a "can't we all just get along?" ending to the movie instead of the actual darker ending. I will look forward to the new version to be released as well.
Sept. 21, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
I've read that there's an extra 8 minutes in CONQUEST. Could you perhaps enlighten us on it's content other than telling us it's violent? Or maybe tell us how violent this material is and give a couple of examples.
Sept. 21, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
Dar Williams isn't very scary at all.
Sept. 21, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST
It's soooo brutal..the way they use flamethrowers, to teach the apes how to make a cup of tea!!!!!!
Sept. 21, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST
was terrible. Not scary, not creepy, not anything. Just a serious of shaky cam smudges and far too many black screen shots where you have no real clue what's happening.<br> <br> I like BLAIR WITCH, and I liked ALTERED, but this one is not worth watching. It's like you take the creatures from THE DESCENT out of the cave and put them in a field in China chasing after Tony and Amy and that's about it.
Sept. 21, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST
I don't like the Exorcist but damn if it didn't lead to some great ripoffs. Manhattan Baby!
Sept. 21, 2008, 5 p.m. CST
new album on tuesday.
Sept. 21, 2008, 6 p.m. CST
If you love seeing what Australia was doing in the 70s and 80s check out the short "You Better Watch Out", to see what they're doing now.It played on Saturday night and it plays again on Wednesday, the 24th at 6.25pm, Alamo S Lamar 1. Drak, dark humor.
Sept. 21, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Sept. 21, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Sept. 21, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST
by birdy birdman
it's true, the camera work in this film made more recent tony scott stuff like domino look like PTA, really really terrible ... the posts above elaborate it perfectly ... this is somehow below straight to dvd ... harry i respect your opinion but please rethink your praise of this film.
Sept. 21, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST
Glad to hear you liked Chaser Harry! Just watched it and it blew me away.. very dark and uncompromising with some jet black humour! God those Koreans dont do uplifting do they?
Sept. 21, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST
...smells like sex in here.
Sept. 22, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST
was a disjointed poorly filmed MESS. I was embarrassed for the actors. MAYBE, the script made sense, but the end product was painful to sit through. In a festival with so many (great) options, it hurt me to waste the time slot on something so poorly executed. OUCH.
Sept. 22, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST
Can't you just feel the hesitation behind the words Harry wrote? The review felt like he was being nice because of the history he has with Blair Witch. Read the review again and you'll see the change in the writing, the change in tone. Harry's reviews are emotional and this one really lacked it.
Sept. 28, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST
I have wanted to see the legendary "evil ending" for about 25 years. I will pay whatever stupid price is demanded for such a DVD. Had I known this was going to be shown, I would have gotten my ass on a plane.
Oct. 3, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
Read a review over at IMDB. As soon as I read this sentence I knew it was not my type of movie: "The cinematography in this makes the Blair Witch look like it was shot on a tripod."