Friday, July 9, 2010


This one single section was all the horror dvds at Best Buy in Buford, GA. That's it.

I wept.

I don't know if this speaks to the lack of horror or the fact that the internet has brought us downloads and the instant watch/deliverable by mail services of Netflix and subsequently the death of retail dvds?

Or the fact that this Best Buy sucks and that the horror section is much more massive in other locations. If someone knows, enlighten me.

Just a thought.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Up Coming Screamers: A Look at Let Me In

Click the poster to go to the film's IMDb page.

I've been a bit nervous about the release of this movie since I first caught wind of it. The original Swedish version was so powerful and moving I was speechless after I saw it. You can read my review of Let The Right One In here. The original is actually what I like to call a "Holy Grail" movie. It's a treasure that you didn't expect because it didn't look like it would be as amazing as it is. It's one of my top 10 flicks of all time and that is why this Americanized remake has me worried. Here's the trailer...

The fact it is directed by the guy that did Cloverfield, Matt Reeves doesn't help it's case either. It seems that Mr.Reeves has problems with originality. Look at Cloverfield, it was basically a knock off of The Host, Godzilla, and The Blair Witch Project all rolled into one. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he would helm this remake. At least J.J. Abrahms didn't stick his grubby hands in this... or Michale Bay.

Thank the gods for small miracles. Yet, I digress.

The trailer is impressive. The story looks spot on. The two lead actors look like they may have it down. Lets just hope that Chloe Moretz can live up to Lina Leandersson as Abby/Eli. She was fantastic as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass but this role is going to be a tough one. She is going to have to put all of her emotions into Abby, yet she is going to have to be very stoic at the same time.

Then there is Kodi Smit-McPhee having to walk in the shoes of Kåre Hedebrant in the Owen/Oskar role. He's going to have a tough job as well. Oskar was a roller coaster of a boy. Kinda psycho and yet so caring for Eli. I just hope the choices were good ones.

Then there is THE scene. If you've seen Let The Right One In, you know what scene I'm speaking of. I won't spoil it and I ask no one else will either. I am just wondering if they cut it out or not, no pun intended.

I guess we shall find out in October.