Dear Guys: Enjoyed this immensely. The Scarlatti family send theirregards. Oh, and by the way...go ahead, pick a card...any card. Frank
Isn't it? I wish the movie was more widely available. Fingers crossed it hits Netflix before next Scary Movie Month.
Well, aside from the awesomeness of this, Erich, what were your thoughts on Devil's Rejects? I also watched it last month. I despise House of 1000 Corpses, but oddly think that The Devils Rejects is a minor masterpiece of trash cinema. I love the use of music and the way that the tables get turned on the torturers from the first movie. House of 1000 Corpses seems to be told from the outside looking in on this crazy family, while TDR seems to be about the fall of this family from the inside. And so help me, I love that.
I dug Devil's Rejects, but I might have had it hyped too much. Zombie can be a little mean and dirty for my taste, The best moments were either darkly funny or completely insane (that face mask sequence is particularly memorable). I've never seen 1000 Corpses, so I can't compare, but after watching his Halloween remake, I can safely say Devil's Rejects is my favorite Rob Zombie movie. Of the 30+ flicks I saw during SMM, it's somewhere in the middle.
That is cool!HHH, I feel similarly about the Zombie films. I view it as 1000 Corpses is from the family's point of view, therefore its all like a big crazy fun circus, surreal and idealised. TDR is from the cops point of view, so the family is exposed to the harsh light of day and the reality of what they do.Six of one, half a dozen of the other.I wouldnt say I despise 1000 Corpses, (although I dont like Chainsaw Massacre 2 which it seems to be inspired by), but I do much prefer TDR.Interested to see the next one, Salems something something.
No one ever mentions the animated movie Zombie made... Is that in itself a comment?
I forgot about El Superbeasto, which is even more telling because I reviewed it. Not a great movie.
Dear Erich:Regarding my Scary Movie Month review of The Baby...I only had seven words available to sum up my reaction. That it "didn't live up to the hype" was the closest I could get under the circumstances.It is a weird movie of a weird story. But your review at times made it sound like it was somewhere in the Hershel Gordon Lewis range of strange. Your description of Baby's birthday party made me think it was going to be something that would make me want to cover my eyes - an orgy, a gathering of pedophiles or adults into infantilism (sp?).Or maybe I just have too much imagination for my own good.That being said, I appreciate your "recommendation". The plot eventually doesn't stand up to logic and there's a million loose ends. But it did keep me wondering where it was going. It was competently made and the actors did a good job. Don't know that I'll ever watch it again but I'm glad I saw it.And I still wonder if anyone in that household had ever see Poltergeist..
I had no idea The Baby was going to inspire so much discussion, but I'm psyched that you watched it and I apologize if I oversold it in my column (which I most certainly did). It's a weird movie in that grimy '70s way, and suggests more weirdness than it shows. I wouldn't watch it again either. Perhaps the weirdest thing about The Baby is that the actress who plays the mother was the romantic lead in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.
Like the podcast but can you increase the bit rate on the itunes feed? 32kbps sounds crappy.