I guess Jack is about 2 1/2 hours. Still shorter than the DC of Midsommar.Last night of the festival was Jack followed by Gasper Noe's CLIMAX. A hell of a way to end it and maybe a top 10 night at the movies for me since the crowd was into it.
CLIMAX counts as horror.
Interesting to see that Barker doesn't appear to be involved. Really though, that might be a good thing. I recently watched Nightbreed for the first time in years and years. It has not aged well. Outside of Hellraiser, he wasn't a very good director.Clive Barker's Books of Blood on Hulu, October 7:
I'm thinking he's simply getting a paycheck for the use of his name as EP. Nothing wrong with that, of course. The stories are his.Yeah, he's listed as writer (of course) and Executive Producer, but I don't know if that signifies any real involvement or is mostly just symbolic.
I thought Bone Tomahawk was outstanding. It is the perfect introduction to the filmmaking of Mr. Zahler, which seems a love it or hate it style...think a much more brutal and contemplative John Carpenter. The film is not rated because when they submitted it for a rating it required cuts of the extreme graphic violence and Mr. Zahler did not wish to cut the film so it was released as is. Good move on his part as it stands at the top of the heap of the "western horror" hybrid genre. It's not a feel good film but it is a really fine horror picture.I had no idea Bone Tomahawk was so twisted. I'm in. I'll give it a try for October. Double feature with Ravenous?
I believe with Mr. Barker there are few people that want direct involvement with him. There is a story about him getting furious at a producer or studio exec and the guy left Barker alone in his office and Clive took a crap on his desk. No idea if that is true but among other things it appears to have earned him a "not easy to work with" label.Interesting to see that Barker doesn't appear to be involved. Really though, that might be a good thing. I recently watched Nightbreed for the first time in years and years. It has not aged well. Outside of Hellraiser, he wasn't a very good director.
I really enjoyed The House That Jack Built and felt it was probably one of Lars von Trier's most entertaining pictures as it has a more obvious sense of humor...ah...very dark and inappropriate humor but it is funny. It also helps if you have read some Dante, particularly Inferno, as this is a large part of the story. Dillon and Ganz give excellent amusing performances. It's not a straight serial killer film it is really shooting for something much more than that. Leave it to Lars to make a comedic serial killer film that pours on...um...some divine comedy.I saw the uncut THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT at a festival and boy, is that a movie. Hope you like it!
Here are a couple that are going to be "new" to me that are on my October list:
Edge of the Axe - Arrow Blu-ray, 1980s slasher film certainly borrowing a bit from Friday the 13th. Said to be stylishly made with some pretty photography and bloody kills.
Deadly Manor- Also on Arrow Blu-ray from the same Spanish director that helmed Edge of the Axe. Just peeking at some online comments on this one it seems sort of love it or hate it. Also a slasher film, said to be beautifully atmospheric.