Horror films are supposed to be dark. These three go beyond darkness.
No one single element must be present to create a memorable fight scene in a movie. Fights that stick out in our memory can be the result of various qualities.
We avoided the dreadful mistake of Will Smith being cast as the lead. Now comes word that Clive Owen could become the villain in the Hollywood remake of “Oldboy.” This thing just keeps going more and more in the right direction.
There really is no reason for the inexplicable creative genius of “Oldboy” to actually be allowed to exist in this world we know.
The team that made the greatest monster movie ever, The Host, is also responsible for the greatest serial killer movie ever made.
Kabuki gets all the press, but Noh theater actually has a more ancient tradition in the culture of Japan. And buried deep within the Noh tradition is a character known as Onryo, which is a ghost intent on revenge from the afterlife. Interestingly, the Onryo has often been compared to the Jewish tradition of the Dybbuk. Both are certainly ghostly manifestations who arrive for vengeance, but the Onryo is more unpredictable.
The sequence in The Host takes place later in the film and by that point we’ve gotten to know the two main characters that are the focus of the chase sequence and therefore we are emotionally involved. What happens is not just punishing emotionally, but is directed exquisitely and actually manages to use slow motion to brilliant effect. (I think that may be the first time since Raging Bull that this happened.)