Thursday, November 15, 2012

Plasterhead (2006)

"Starring": Kathryn Merry, Josh Macuga, and Ernest Dancy

Homicidal Maniac: Brian Dixon (as Plasterhead)

Run Time: 1:33:27
Quick Synopsis: Four friends on a trip to Miami make an unexpected stop in West Virginia after finding a bag with several hundred dollars.  While looking for the owner, they stop in the town of Rolling Glen and find out that the place has a deadly secret.

Review: It was time to go back to our bread and butter: shitty low budget slashers from the 2000s.  Plasterhead definitely fits the bill.  It follows the typical path of all these stupid films.  First there is the introduction of the killer where they show him kill some irrelevant hack of an actor.  Then the intro to the characters, where we all see how big of a treat we have on our hands.  These guys do not disappoint.  Their introduction occurs in the form of a car ride.  One by one each character says something to give the audience a peek into how deep they are and one by one the audience realizes that they don't care if that actor is killed immediately.  Luckily, for the viewers, this movie falls into

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sisters (1973)

Director: Brian De Palma

Starring: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

Run Time: 1:33

Rant: I believe this is De Palma's first thriller. Before this was wacky comedies I've only seen bits and pieces of. Not sure if there's any Hitchcock in those films but it's all up in this bitch. It's no secret and nothing anyone else hasn't said. I'm a big fan of homages or "ripping off," as long as it's done well, and De Palma is definitely one of the best directors ever.