Some people hate Eli Roth and his ilk with his torture porn and his cheeky attitude, but i'm sorry i like those movies. i'm not going to apologize, i'm just not. that's how i'm cut. and the other big criticism is PG-13 Horror movies. now this i agree is bullshit. If a horror movie is terribly scary alone it should be rated R so right off the bat i think the thing sucks if it isn't. and 99 times out of 11 it's true, but 1408 actually doesn't suck. it really works. it gets a little dumber as it goes on, but then wraps up nicely at the end, and then the ,very, very end sucks a little bit again, but i'm okay with that because it's hard to make a movie jackson!
but all told I've enjoyed the summer horror movies. this is really the first summer that horror movies have tried to open in and by and large they have tanked. people have started crying that it is "the end of horror" and of course that is wiggidy wiggidy whack. horror movies aren't summer fare. the summer is for irreverent comedies and very violent family action flicks. everybody knows this. but if you are a true horror film nit like me than you went and saw them anyway and saw 28 weeks later which totally rocked, vacancy which had a real nice premise, was kinda of good for a while, and then sucked, Hostel 2 which i really enjoyed, the hills have eyes which i TOTALLY didn't see, but i heard that people did see it, and 1408 which i really liked. of course there were more, but stop putting so much pressure on me i ain't friggin' fandango. Oh, and The Host was probably the best horror film all summer!
anyway, i am going to see Black Sheep this weekend and i hear it kicks cans and takes foggy, so i am looking forward to seeing it.
oh, and i bought the original Halloween the other day on DVD and watched it for the first time in like forever in anticipation of the Rob Zombie version, and can i just say that movie still holds up. run out and see it again at your local movie house immediately 22 years ago.