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In horror films, old dark houses have their place, but as hell is other people apartments are far spookier
In Dream Home, the owners of the flat on which Josie Ho is about to exchange contracts suddenly jack the price up beyond her reach, so she goes on a killing spree in the apartment block. Who can blame her? As anyone who has ever been gazumped, gazundered or gaziddled can attest, being cheated out of the property on which you've set your heart is enough to make anyone think bad thoughts, though I'd like to believe not many of us would go as far as Josie in the disembowelling and penis-lopping stakes.
I'm surprised there aren't more slasher movies set in flats. Tenants or flatmates can bring out the psycho in all of us simply by using electric drills in the middle of the night (Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights »
- Anne Billson
The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is just over two weeks away as I'll be touching down in Nice on May 11 and will be staying in Cannes through the 23rd. In preparation I am slowly beginning to piece together the films and have recently added a few images from three of the festival's films and thought I'd share the information as I go along.
Takeshi Kitano in Outrage
Photo: Celluloid Dreams
First off is Outrage from Zatoichi helmer Takeshi Kitano. I have only seen Kitano's Zatoichi and Sonatine as I reviewed the double feature DVD back in 2004 is Miramax used the release of Kill Bill to build awareness. Sonatine didn't impress me much, but Zatoichi was solid, though the CG blood was a bit of a distraction. However, Kitano is a big name and I am anxious to check out his latest feature.
Along with the image above I was also »
- Brad Brevet
2 items from 2010
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