"Lesen Sie Sutter Cane?" .... Ein Must-See für Schriftsteller, Buchliebhaber, oder auch all jene Menschen, die nicht mehr zwischen Realität und Fiktion unterscheiden können.^^ #nowwatching "In the Mouth of Madness" (Die Mächte des Wahnsinns) aus dem Jahr 1994; ein psychologischer 'lovecraftiger' Horrorfilm von John Carpenter, mit Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow und Charlton Heston. #horroctober 🎥 Das ist nicht nur mit Abstand der beste Film von Horror-Großmeister John Carpenter (Fact!), sondern ist für mich auch im Großen und Ganzen, einer der besten Filme die jemals meine Retina passierten. Obwohl ich den Streifen nun bestimmt schon 20 mal gesichtet habe, ist er immer noch der pure Mindfuck. 👌 (Ps.: Hayden Christensen ist in einer Szene als 'Junge auf dem Fahrrad' bzw. 'Paper Boy' zu sehen) "Die Wirklichkeit ist nur so wie wir sie uns gegenseitig erklären, sehr leicht können auch Sinn und Wahnsinn die Plätze tauschen." ...
Day 20: I watched Possession today. The poster is unedited and apologies if it offends. This movie was purely about addiction and substance abuse. A man played by Sam Noel leaves on a business trip for weeks(either stepping off a bender or going through withdrawals), then coming home to find his wife played incredibly by Isabella Adjani, in want of leaving him. She only says another man is involved. Through a mishmash of psychotic episodes she causes him and they both to break down. She wants a divorce and he says he wants to stay together. Through the mess of confusion and an private investigator, the man finds the guy she is having an affair with. It’s not clear if it’s true yet he is confronted and alludes to the cheating. What follows is the true horror of murder and who murders who and who’s identity is mistaken. And the seemingly flee of the West Berlin. Andrzej Zulawski directed this perilous film that will leave you dazed and confused and a little bit disturbed, the film offers no resolution but more confusion, yet the story allegorically fells you the ending will be ambiguous by its tone. Overall the word Possession is a synonym for seizure. When you seize something in Russian it Одержать which also means to become possessed. In the Bible when someone is being possessed by a demon, it also mentions seizures which of course if someone was writhing on the ground for an unknown reason, they thought a demon could be taking hold of them. Thus the word Seizure was coined as their bodies were being seized. In all the depiction of going to a crack house and shooting up were prevalent in this film. It was terrifying, the depiction of what can take hold of you and how it can spread was extraordinary. This film evokes much thought. Although enjoyed. 2 1/2 stars out of 4. #31daysofhalloween#happyhalloween#samneill#possession1981#horror#drugaddiction
Memoirs of an Invisible Man New on Blu-ray from @fabulousfilms.
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) is directed by the horror master himself, John Carpenter (Halloween/The Thing) and stars Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah and Sam Neill. A freak accident happens at Nick's place of work while he's taking nap, he wakes up from peaceful slumber to find his whole world has turned upside down and now he's invisible! When a CIA agent (Sam Neill) finds out about Nick's new gift, he wants to get his hands on him so scientists can study him in a lab. I did really enjoy this movie back in the day when it was first released on VHS and 26 years later it still holds up today now on Blu-ray. John Carpenter's underated movie has some great visual effects and Chevy Chase is great in the title role. I've always thought it would be cool to be invisible but what would do with this power...? The HD transfer is ok but nothing special, there's natural grain running through out the movie but it's very noticeable in the night time scenes of the movie. There's no subtitles for the hearing impaired and there are a few special features which are not listed on the back for some reason. The movie does say it's region B release but it's actually region free and can play on all Blu-ray players around the world. I highly recommend this release from @fabulousfilms.
*How to become invisible: The down of digital FX.
Event Horizon (1997): When a lost starship reappears out of nowhere, a team led by Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne investigate to find that the ship has returned from Hell itself. Production hell and studio intervention can be found all over this film; the premise is original and is set up well in the beginning. It shows real potential, taking inspiration from the likes of Alien to create atmosphere effectively, even if it resorts to jump scares a little too often. Sam Neill really hams up his performance whereas the rest of the cast play it pretty straight as if they were acting in a different film - this isn’t helped by a sudden shift in Neill’s character in the final act either. The signs of a great horror film are here; the production design is superb with a great artistic design on the ship (even if it’s more for show than practicality) and makeup work creating scarred and murdered people look truly horrifying. The main problem, however, is that we barely see any of the horrific imagery; large scenes of graphic violence and torture were removed and replaced with quick fire montages and single frames. The imagery in these scenes is truly horrifying and disturbing with great special effects to make it all look as good as it could and should’ve been a key focus for the film’s narrative but it is glossed over almost entirely. This cannot be put down to Paul W.S. Anderson’s creative choice as its clearly studio intervention taking away the core horror elements of the film. Because of this we get a good looking but generic haunted house film set in space. It’s hard to tell how good the film would’ve been had it not been cut down, (we still would’ve had Sam Neill’s confused performance) but it definitely would’ve been better and be a truly effective horror film. Instead we have chopped up mess with a bad script and a few jump scares. Rating: 4.2.
I have spent the last couple of days watching all the Jurassic Park movies. The first one is what i will call a movie classic. The story is interesting, suspenseful and the special effects are exceptionally good. Although i would call the movie a classic. It is not one of my top ten favourite movies. It is probably in my top fifty.... The Jurassic Park franchise suffers from the same thing most other franchises suffers from: A fall in the quality of the movies as the series progress. The only deviation is that Jurassic World is better than Jurassic Park III. Jurassic World brings some new interesting ideas into the franchise. For example the struggle to keep attracting visitors to the park. Also the climax is very cool. Although the newest entries into the franchise is not as good as the first one. The Jurassic Park franchise comes highly recommendable because the movies are still of a high standard and i will definitely pick up Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom when it is released. Ps. I watched Jurassic Park and Jurassic World in 3D but it did not really add anything to the viewing experience! #jurassicpark#jurassicworld#jurassic#dinosaur#extinct#stevenspielberg#stanwinston#jeffgoldblum#samneill#chrispratt#dvdcollection#dvd#bluray#bluraycollection#3d#franchise#classic#adventure#monster#trex
Event Horizon (1997)
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jason Isaacs,
What's scary than killers and monsters? The answer to that is our lack of understanding when it comes to space. Couple that with the uncontrollable variables and you have one scary concept within itself, space travel.
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
After reading up on this film, its pretty split, you either love it or hate it. I didn't love it or hate it but I did enjoy it and find it interesting. It seems that the science of black holes has been combined with occult like rituals. For you seeing, playing god in a sense with black holes is much like summoning a demon in this case.
The film has a few scary moments and wtf moments as well, as we go along a journey with the crew trying to solve what is happening while trying to face their own problems and disagreements. The film can be a little confusing but otherwise is has a story that is easy to follow and may need a second viewing for some. It seems that though the film isnt perfect, it is a culture classic and one of Anderson's best directed films.
Its a 3/5 stars for me. Its nothing new but if you love scifi mixed with horror and some freaky, good jump scares, its definitely one to watch.