Grizzly, The Prophecy, The Ninth Gate, & The Girl Next Door

In this episode, I talk about 4 movies I’ve watched recently.

The Village (2004)

This is my audio review of The Village (2004). Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard. A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.

It is a much loved film by me and select few others. It didn’t do amazingly at the box office but I find this spooky film mesmerizing and profound. Have a listen and find out why. I welcome your comments here on the site or on my twitter @thedrpodcast NOTE: This is film #24 in my current podcast series I call “Damien’s Top 20 Spooky Horror Films.” Tune in next week when I cover #23 “Head Count (2018).”

Clown

I know I’ve posted this before but I really think this is an amazing horror and people should check it out. Produced by Eli Roth.

R | 1h 40min | Horror, Thriller | 17 June 2016 (USA)

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize that it’s cursed.
Director: Jon Watts
Writers: Christopher Ford, Jon Watts
Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare

Take Shelter

This is an early attempt I made at doing these audio reviews. What it lacks in expertise and ease, it makes up for in passion for the film. “Take Shelter” is in my top ten of all time favorite films.

Martyrs

Episode one of twenty in my “Horror Rewatch!” series. Gore and blood are the hallmark of horror films. In this case, they are definitely present. In fact, this film fits nicely into the category of films that has been emerging in past decades called “body horror.” In truth, it’s one of the best. A movie that visits pain or disfigurement on its characters and makes you think, “I hope that never happens to me,” qualifies as body horror. You can feel, in a sense, what is happening to the protagonist as if it were happening to you.

Yes, we definitely can categorize this as body horror. Through a good part of the beginning in fact, I began to think it was just that but I was so mistaken. There are “people vs. the establishment” themes going on here. There is an empathetic look at suffering, especially of women. There is a supernatural aspect that for me was never really “fleshed out” but certainly got me thinking. I have a word to the wise if you haven’t yet seen this film and plan to: Go in knowing there is a story but let all your expectations fall away. This film attacks victimization and vengeance in an all new way I can guarantee exists nowhere else in horror.

Something should be said about this original film: it’s following remake is nothing like it and should only be seen after the original. Read only non spoiler reviews and the IMDb summary before seeing it. Body horror fans and standard horror fans must see this film, it is glorious.

Jugface and The Beach Bum

These are two oddities that I really like! Listen to me tell you why!

Pet Sematary (2019)

I have observed modern horror includes both remakes of past hits as well as re imaginings. These span from “Friday the 13th” to “The Fly” and beyond. Here we have a remake with a slight re imagining element. Pet Sematary revitalizes the beloved 80’s film by Stephen King and respectively repackages it into a film that is more artful, more creepy, and more thought provoking than the original.

Hellfest, Hearts Beat Loud, Hotel Artemis, Apostle, Goosebumps 2

Here are my reviews of these 5 popular films! I hope you enjoy. Interact with me about them in the comments or on twitter. My handle there is @thedrpodcast

Horns

Horns is a drama/horror film from 2014. I love it, despite the lackluster ratings. Join me as a ruminate on this awesome horror film that I have loved for years.

Shelley

A creepy, atmospheric, dark horror film, my favorite kind. Incredible cinematography and acting. The lead woman is hot. If you enjoyed this film, walk through it again with me.