As we begin to set up festivities for Christmas nearly a whole two fucking months early… let’s take a look back on a month of fantastic Halloween horrors, as well as some other fantastic films from the month. Are you listening carefully..? Good, then let’s begin
A couple of films I want to mention that unfortunately didn’t make the cut, Green Room and 13th are both admirable efforts but what I really want to talk about is the tragically underseen Black Mountain Poets which is a really fantastic film that everyone should see because it really is a delight, see it! Now!
You’re not seeing it, go go see it!
5. The Babadook
This bleak, soulful modern horror classic The Babadook is a superb debut effort from director Jennifer Kent. It’s stylish, sad, and scary and I just don’t, I just, don’t, understand horror fans who don’t like it. I havn’t come across a single member of the horror cognoscente who havn’t liked it. No jumpscares, little gore, it’s great, just great.
4. The Neon Demon
I rounded off my October rather nicely with this hypnotic, stylish, seductive, gory, and endless sordid horror/fantasy/drama that’s everything and nothing all at once, it’s such an interesting movie that cuts deep and will not leave you indifferent. I love it.
3. Mean Girls
I once had a friend complain about Mean Girls, absolutely hate Mean Girls, he said it was ‘vacuous’, which I don’t think is right. I had vacuous characters but the film itself is not, in fact I think it has a really clever, sardonic wit. It’s great, it’s inventive, satirical and really fun. It’s incredibly quotable, but has a thesis about high school being like the jungle, and pushes quietly and well, whilst the audience drown it out with laughter at its wonderful script.
2. Blade Runner – The Final Cut
Intelligent, well made, sad, exciting sci-fi neo noir. The final cut mind.
1. Pulp Fiction
There’s very little to say about Pulp Fiction that hasn’t been said already, what I will say is that whilst it occasionally drags Pulp Fiction is just incredibly fun. Funny and thrilling and burst with wacky characters and scabrous humour. It’s been a good month for this blog, here’s to the next one!
Links to reviews-
Black Mountain Poets – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/movie-review-black-mountain-poets/
13th – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/documentary-review-13th/
Green Room- https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/movie-review-green-room/
The Babadook – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/movie-review-the-babadook/
The Neon Demon – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/movie-review-the-neon-demon/
Mean Girls – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/movie-review-mean-girls/
Blade Runner – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/movie-review-blade-runner/
Pulp Fiction – https://thehipsterllama.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/movie-review-pulp-fiction/