Monday, October 27, 2008

Scary Movie Day 2008 (updated)

I joined Scott and Paula in their annual scary moviethon yesterday. We lounged eating candy and pizza with Paula's puppy and kitties.

As I've said before, horror/thriller movies are not my favorite genre and most of these films had a predictable pattern. Here is what we saw:

  • Session 9: A 2001 psychological thriller starring David Caruso before his CSI comeback. Predictable story about a HAZMAT crew cleaning asbestos from an abandoned mental hospital.
  • The Eye: The American remake of a Hong Kong movie about a blind woman who sees ghosts after a cornea transplant. I can't say it was any better or worse than the original, Gin gwai, but Scott thought the original was more scary.
  • The Pumpkin Karver: By far the campiest movie we saw with bad dialogue and typical scary movie themes (i.e. high school halloween party, mystery killer, creepy old man, etc.).
  • The Strangers: Probably the most interesting part of the story is that it starts off with a couple having to share a remote cabin after a rejected marriage proposal.

Scott pointed out that I forgot about Shattered which we saw right after The Eye. Both movies have similar themes such as women trying to convince others that they saw something paranormal, but are dismissed as irrational and/or overly emotional.

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