Thursday, December 09, 2004

the horror, the horror

Hey folks. It's been a while since I last updated this blog. Well, work has truly been terrible. So much that I don't even want to type anything other than what I have to at work.

Anyway, last weekend I went to Berjaya Times Square to see The Polar Express at the new IMAX cinema there. Guess what, a lot of the DVD pirates there are selling DVD5s at RM10 for 3 pieces! So I simply went nuts and bought a whole lot of stuff then and there. I bought mostly horror films like Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original one) and The Return of the Living Dead.

I watched The Exorcist last weekend and thought it was a fantastic piece of anarchic 70's Hollywood cinema. But last night I watched The Return of the Living Dead with very low expectations, and was duly rewarded with one of the most entertaining films I've seen in recent memory.

If horror-comedy is your cup of tea, then this could be the very best example you could find. The comedy part is especially hilarious. Observe these lines:

Girl#1: I find death so fascinating. What about you?
Guy: Sure, but I like sex and death. What about you?
Girl#2: Yeah sure I like sex & death, so fuck off & die!!

Guy#1: How do we kill the zombies?
Guy#2: What did they do in the movie... they destroyed their brains, right?
Guy#1 & #3: Yeah, let's do it.
The guys hit the zombie's head and brains... the zombie's still moving.
Guy#2: It's still not dead!
Guy#1: But I hit his brain! Like in the movie!
Guy#3: You mean the movie lied?

He he. Hilarious isn't it? That's just a few things I can remember now. Like a character named Frank who shouts every single line of his (after his first encounter with a zombie) like a shrieking scaredy-cat lunatic. Might not sound funny now. But you hear how he does it, you'll howl for sure. But I'm very sure that guys will love this movie. There's even one female character who's buck naked for almost the whole movie! I'm telling you, watch this. Even your girlfriend has a good chance of enjoying it.
(Rating: 7 1/2 out of 10)