Quick Movie Review from You Know Who
For my Halloween viewing, I rented three movies I've been wanting to see: a) Drag Me to Hell, b) Grace, and c) Dead Snow.
Drag Me to Hell was fine. I didn't care for the protagonist (perhaps I wasn't supposed to like her, but I didn't even get to enjoy my dislike for her). The ending was obvious (at least to me) for the last 30 minutes of the movie, so it was a matter of just waiting for it to be over instead of enjoying the misdirection. Overall, I think the movie was pretty weak and have no intention to ever watch it again.
Having said that, the movie had a handful of great moments (especially the first physical scuffle between the protagonist and the gypsy, which I thoroughly enjoyed).
Then we watched Grace, the movie with the controversial plot about a woman who loses her baby in a car accident, but delivery results not in a still-birth, but in the arrival of a little girl named Grace.
This movie should have actually been called "Women are Crazy". Every character in the (almost) all woman cast was an amplified portrayal of insane qualities: extreme jealousy, the obsession with motherhood, the interfering mother-in-law (who also can't let go)...it's all there. So much, in fact, that it was the women who made this movie a horror film, not the zombie baby.
I'd suggest if you watch this movie, you watch it for the disturbing qualities of deranged women, and enjoy the bits of horror as an added bonus. While Grace also fails to make it as a favourite, I give it points for being different in a sea of remakes and knock offs.
Finally, there was Dead Snow, which I blogged about back in May. At the time, I said "I get the feeling I'll be entertained just by the ridiculousness of the premise". And I was right. Out of all three flicks, Dead Snow was the clear winner. I had a blast watching it, and found myself laughing out loud many times at the gruesome kills and horror goodness.
If you haven't seen Dead Snow, and you like zombie movies and creative kills, go rent it. Heck, you might even want to buy it.