Friday, June 5, 2009


That's what I did last night.

Okay, I vegged out on the bed and watched movies, but they were horror movies.

Okay - they were billed as horror movies.

I watched:

Lesbian Vampire Killers - I know you won't believe me, but my wife chose this one because she thought it might interest me - at least I hope that's why she chose it - anyway, don't bother with this one. I heard a rumour the script was sold purely on the title. After seeing the flick, I now believe that rumour.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - lots of eye candy here for the men, and Matthew McConaughey for the women - and nothing else.

The Host - recommended by Nat. This is one of the strangest creature flicks I've ever seen. The beginning was absolute crud. The acting is rubbish. The camera work is almost comical in places, the final scenes are a total let down - but in between is a very good, very well told, although sometimes over acted, story. The final confrontation between the family and the creature just drops everything into place. For an exercise on why you should start as close to the action as possible and why you should leave as soon as you can - this movie is good, but also if you want to see how story structure comes together, how three character arcs finally come to a common meeting point, then everything between the beginning and the end of this movie is very good.


  1. I have The Host on my 'to-watch' pile but maybe I'll watch the others first including the French horror film, 'Frontier(s)'

  2. Hmm...research is it? I get together with some guys once a month for "Bad Movie Night". Tonight was the night. We watched Ninja Cheerleaders. Actually a bit better than I thought it was going to be. George Takai (Sulu) was the sensei who trained the ninja girls. Yes, a six-pack of beer makes the research easier...

  3. Research? Those type of movies are SOP in this house. ;)

  4. I"m going to start calling everything I do research : )

  5. :c) - I research a lot!

    If you need to convince others, watch them with a pad and pen. Breaking down plot and structure is a good thing.

    Honestly. Would I lie to you?