Another journal entry on movies I've watched over last month, haven't watched a whole bunch like the pervious month because I was bit busy. So, please enjoy reading my reviews.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (dir. Tobe Hooper) (1974) -
Obviously still the scariest but great all-American exploitation-horror film of the 1970's, it brought Hooper on the horror movie genre map. It still has a very uneasy feel, well-made and entertaining from start to finish. I would also rather say that crazy hitchhiker is lot scarier than Leatherface in my opinion.
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (dir. David Durston) (1971) -
Joe Dante wrote the review for it then, Lynn Lowry would later star in two more "viral horror" masterpieces, the MPAA originally gave it an X rating for its extreme violence before the producers having to remove some scenes and switch it to an R rating. My new guilty pleasure when it comes to seeing '70s exploitation-horror like this: good & bloody, interesting concept & fine little cast. (At first, I felt I wasn't gonna dig this one after seeing the trailer but I gave in and watched it anyway.)
THE SIXTH SENSE (dir. M. Night Shyamalan) (1999) -
Still impressive after seeing it many years ago, chilling and moving. Fujimoto's camerawork is genius by the way you see it and the performances by the cast are brilliant & fit in the storytelling. I would say Shyamalan did do some good thrillers then (SIGNS, THE VILLAGE, and THE HAPPENING), this would mark the best effort from him.
DAY OF THE FIGHT (dir. Stanley Kubrick) (1951) -
Where Kubrick began his filmmaking career - good & easy storytelling on a boxer's day of life. (For a second, this would have remind me of THE SET-UP because it's boxing and told in real time.)
FORBIDDEN PLANET (dir. Fred M. Wilcox) (1956) -
Sci-fi Shakespeare might have been an interesting concept, but I enjoyed Robby & Leslie more. Some pretty cool classic special effects & set/costume design in thrown in, too (including firing the beast scene), I can say for which had set a groundbreaking standard at the time and has still influenced many sci-fi filmmakers today.
JEEPERS CREEPERS (dir. Victor Salva) (2001) -
Disappointed because of two things - One: when the first act led to a huge downfall with less scares during the next few acts, and two: the cinematography at night looked too dark it was hard to watch. (Hoping the sequel will ether be better or not to see for myself.)
HARDWARE (dir. Richard Stanley) (1990) -
A uniquely-crafted and entertaining sci-fi thriller that could only come from the mind of Richard Stanley - if anyone hasn't seen this film yet, do see it! It's incredible and great as Ridley Scott's ALIEN.
And that is all on what I've seen in May. It's June now, looking forward to seeing more goodies throughout this month both discover something new (ether on my "to-watch list" or not) and rediscover an all-time favorite (or so).
Hope you've enjoying read all of my reviews I've written in this entry.