Been a slow two weeks for my "weekly favorites" segments, I've watched some goodies but haven't watched a lot. SO...this is weekly favorites...two week version.
Here's what I've watched:
- Mom and Dad (2017)
- Ruin Me (2015)
- Triangle (2009)
- Drag Me To Hell - Scream Factory Director's Cut (2009)
- Tourist Trap - with Joe Bob Briggs (1979)
- Sleepaway Camp - with Joe Bob Briggs (1983)
I had a lot of re-watches but I also LOVED everything I watched. It was a good run! Honorable mention goes to Drag Me To Hell. It's one of my favs, and for my birthday I got the Scream Factory director's cut. I haven't had a chance to watch it until last weekend and it was perfection. Drag Me To Hell is a horror movie satire that is both disgusting and amazing. I know this is more of a cult movie but it just really hits the right chords for me. So I've been so happy to have the chance to go through all the behind the scenes footage and interviews. Highly recommend!
Here's my two favs that I watched for the first time and loved A LOT.
MOM AND DAD
Another horror comedy/satire for the list. This one is from last year and had a lot of hype surrounding it. It quickly became a cult favorite and I can finally see why. I've already recommended it to everyone. Although I sound like a nut case when I'm trying to explain the plot.
It stars Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair as the parents of two kids. One's a teenage girl going through the natural rebellious stage - doing drugs, stealing money, dating an older guy etc. And they have a young son who has a fascination with the morbid. It was written and directed by Brian Taylor.
One day parents wake up to find the sudden urge to kill their children. All across the country, parents are murdering their children in violent and dramatic ways. Then they go on with their days as if nothing has happened. They don't go after anyone else or any other children, just theirs specifically. The daughter, Carly, finds herself trapped at school when it happens and races home to protect her brother. Nic Cage and Selma Blair's characters find them there and chaos ensues.
It is honestly just a really fun movie. It's insane, and the performances by everyone involved are over the top, but it's so enjoyable. There's a lot of dark, dry humor that is pulled off incredibly well. There's a surprising amount of gore. And it's got a great ending.
Highly recommend if you haven't already seen it, watch it this weekend!
Want a movie that's gonna fuck with your head and leave you completely confused but satisfied? Dope. Triangle is for you. Be prepared to spend most of the movie completely twisted around and confused, and then for the ending to hit you like a truck. But all in a good way!
Released in 2009, Triangle was written and directed by Christopher Smith. It stars Melissa George in the lead role of Jess. Now...how to explain the story without giving too much away...
Jess sets off for a boat trip with friends, but she's acting strangely. During the boat trip a storm comes out of nowhere and sinks the boat. The friends are panicking until a giant ship comes by and they manage to climb on board. Once on board they find the giant ship empty and one by one they start dying.
That's all I'm gonna say. Just watch it. It's such a trippy film and there's no way you're gonna figure it out beforehand what's really going on.
It's got a solid ending, a solid cast, and an amazing story. GO WATCH IT!