Unique Films to Watch

When it comes to movies, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone. There’s romantic comedies for the saps of the world. There’s horror for those who like a good fright. There’s sci-fi for turbo nerds like me. The list goes on and on and on. However, from time to time, you need a film that plays it fast and loose in terms of genre expectations. You need a film that’s hard to label. When you’re dying of boredom in your Motel 6 room on a business trip, you more stimulation than [insert genre here]. There are plenty of films that scratch this itch. You just have to know where to look. Here are some of my faves.

First and foremost, I would be remiss if I didn’ mention the works of Stanley Kubrick. If I had to quickly summarize Kubrick’s essence as a film maker, I would have to use the anecdote of him psychologically torturing Shelley Duvall on the set of the Shining to get a more genuine reaction from her during the film’s climax. He was a strange, sometimes cruel, man, but his films are the stuff of legend because of his commitment to his craft. My favorite, if for no other reason than it was my first, is A Clockwork Orange. A Clockwork Orange takes place in a futuristic dystopia and focuses on Alex and his gang as they terrorize the innocents with violence and sexual assault. After an attempted attack goes awry, Alex ends up killing someone and going to prison. What follows is a bizarre examination of what constitutes morality. The central question the film asks is, if you’re forced to behave morally, are you a good person? Is it morally righteous to force good behavior on others? It’s suitably bizarre and has Kubrick’s trademark slow pace and dark atmosphere, so it’s absolutely worth a watch.

Another favorite of mine is the Cohen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski. I couldn’t get into it the first time I watched it, but all of the things I didn’t like about it initially are all the things that make it a truly great watch. The central premise that stoner Jeff Lebowski, aka, “The Dude” is mistake for another Jeff Lebowski, aka the Big Lebowski, a millionaire whose wife owes money to “known pornographer Jackie Treehorn.” What ensues is essentially a film noir plot, but set in the nineties and focused on a bizarre cast of characters such as The Dude’s bowling buddies, neurotic underdog Donnie and Vietnam vet Walter to name a few.

Top 5 Horror Movies 

Whether or not a horror movie is good or bad it must be still subjective. We watch movies in order to experience a roller-coaster ride of emotional responses. Here are some of the best:

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

A group of individual that hold up within the farmhouse who must fight for the hungry presence of coming zombie armies. This was written by John Russo and George A Romero and was directed by Romero during 1968. This original zombie is, even today, ranked as one of the best horror movies in the field of film. Honestly, I think it’s the simplicity. We seems have a lonely farmhouse that was besieged by the undead and things cannot be explained as to how and why the dead are still rising, other than what the haunting line is “when there is no more room there in hell, then the dead shall come back and walk the earth”.

Top 5 Horror Movies 

Halloween (1978)

In Halloween we saw a kind of deranged murderer who escaped from a mental asylum returned to his place where he able to slays the unfortunate local teenagers. The movie opens with a scene from the point-of-view of Michael, a young boy who proceeds to massacre his sister with a kitchen knife. Also click this link:http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/13-best-horror-movies-of-2016.html to get more information. This sets a shocking and unpredictable tone for the rest of the movie. Michael is just a simple, but an efficient killing type of machine, just like the shark in Jaws. What we discover so relaxing about him, is about the God-like love to stay alive, yet—as we say—you can’t kill a bogeyman individually!

Psycho (1960)

Originally, the book written by Robert Bloch, was then adapted later for the screen through Joseph Stefano and Alfred Hitchcock the late, great, and famous director. This is has to be known as the seminal slasher film that shocked the whole of America and has conquered the fear-formula for numerous future horror films.

The Exorcist (1973)

The best word to describe The Exorcist as shocking. A girl who was possessed by an evil’s entity and her mother enlisted the help from two priests in order to save her. Watching this film you get the distinct impression that what you see is real. Audiences was then being compelled just to believe the existence of Devil and its demons. The Exorcist leaves you with an unnatural feeling, in which you find yourself believing that there could well be a devil after all.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

This is the movie that proves that the sequels may surpass the original. Boris Karloff catches the attention of millions and the role made him famous, more so than that of film “The Monster “and, on the other hand. James Whale come back to direct new and another sinister of his masterpiece. What makes the Bride better compared to Frankenstein? I could have said that Karloff and Whale use their expertise of their original in enhancing their performances. If you want to read more visit this article here. The first theme in Frankenstein movies are that man must not play with God since a horrible consequences do exist. Indeed, The Monster is always aware that its existence is somewhat an abomination.

There are many more top horror movies but you will find the top five that was listed above being considered as the scariest.

Nerves on Edge – Horror Films

There is no preaching here. Just a need to survive. “The Hurt Locker” is a riveting movie that brings the Iraq war to the forefront as an action-adventure free of political asides.

Tragedy in the opening scene

The leader of a three-man army bomb squad is forced to go in himself when a robot malfunctions in an effort to defuse a bomb in a Baghdad marketplace. In a heavily insulated space suit in the extreme heat, he is backed by a two-man team who spot the cell phone but too late. BOOM!

A cell phone ignites the wartime tragedy in the opening scene. Like the shower scene in “Psycho” or the combat scene in “Saving Private Ryan,” it puts the audience in lethal fear that it may happen again. For the next two hours, we remain on nerve-shattering alert. Then we realize that we have been watching guys who go through this every day as a routine part of their “job.”

Nerves on Edge – Horror Films

The film is written by Mark Boal, who spent time embedded with a bomb squad in the desert and also wrote the underrated “In the Valley of Elah,” the Tommy Lee Jones film about a father trying to make sense of his son’s death in Iraq. It, like all the other films set in this war, suffered at the box office. This one, playing at Regal MacArthur Center 18, Norfolk, and AMC Hampton 24, deserves a better fate.

“The Hurt Locker” is perhaps the best drama yet made about the Iraq war. This ultra-masculine story of men who are forced to take war as a way of life is directed by Kathryn Bigelow. In the past, she has examined men involved in such sports as rollerblading and surfing. Here, she keeps the war up close and personal, and she leaves us wrenched and torn.

The film opens with a quote: “War is a drug.” The enemy is everywhere. We are driven to paranoia. Is there a killer hiding in that approaching herd of goats?

Alfred Hitchcock quite accurately showed us that the worst fear can come in broad daylight. After reading this article don’t forget to visit this site here. Iraq is a desert country bathed in torrid sunshine. You don’t defuse bombs in the dark. The bomb makers are likely watching you from a nearby rooftop or doorway—anxious to see the results of their handiwork.

James starts driving his team nuts. Sgt. J.T. Sanborn, played with warm confidence and folksy believability by Anthony Mackie, sees him as reckless. Specialist Owen Eldridge, played by Brian Geraghty, just wants to survive long enough to get back home but fears the new sergeant doesn’t really care. His fears are well grounded.

Perhaps the most telling personal scene in the movie is one from the home front. James is asked by his live-in ex-wife to pick up a box of cereal at the grocery store. Also visit our link:http://www.cultfictiondrive-in.com/blood-guts-and-gore/ here for more to know. The endless shelf of choices befuddles him. Yet in Iraq, he could, with stony nerves, find the right wire to defuse a car bomb that would otherwise kill him and hundreds of others.

Bigelow keeps her camera in close and never resorts to quick edits that tend to afflict modern action spectaculars. “The Hurt Locker” is a movie that gets in your face and won’t back up.

“The Hurt Locker” delivers as an action film, and a meaningful one.

Blood, Guts, and Gore 

Behind the Scenes: Blood, Guts and Gore in Titus Andronicus

Kelsey Ledbury, the stage manager for this production co-produced by The Shakespeare Company and Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth, shares secrets on bringing the violence to life, how the gore was made realistic, and what clean-up is like each night.

“Titus Andronicus” is Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. But that’s what makes it so intriguing.

How did you feel coming into the production knowing it’s Shakespeare’s bloodiest play? 

After we did William Shakespeare’s “Land of the Dead” with the same trisect of companies, we had some foreknowledge of what clean up would be like: we knew it would be bloody and we knew there would be pie.

Blood, Guts, and Gore

What do you do to make sure it’s realistic? 

The goal is to make it look realistic; we’re trying to do justice to Shakespeare’s bloodiest play so we added blood to as much of the action as we could. Also visit our top article here to know more. To make it look realistic we use blood packs, which are sealed plastic pouches that can fit in one’s palm. When someone gets stabbed, they will squeeze the pouch and blood shoots out.

For each production we run about 10 blood packs, several mouth capsules, some of the jam and quite a few liters of spilled blood.

What is the blood made of? 

There are three different types of blood in this play. A gel-like blood is good for cuts on the face because it stays put. We use a minty type of blood for mouth bleeding. For example, one character has their tongue cut out, so this type of blood is used. Soap-based blood is used for anything based outside of the body. We use quite a bit when body parts get cut off and any kind of stabbing has a blood pack involved.


How did you portray the cannibalism and dismembering on stage?

For the dismembering, the set supervisor from Priority One provided us with a silicon prosthetic arm that has a detachable hand. After reading it you will find this article url:http://www.cultfictiondrive-in.com/nerves-edge-horror-films/ interesting. The cannibalism in the play is neat—we show the actors getting their throats slit and there is blood under platform in the stage that gushes out. The next scene opens and we’re serving pie…

Do you like horror movies? What’s your favorite horror movie or show?

Yes, I do! I am a big fan of “True Blood.” And I’m also a fan of “Game of Thrones,” which has a generous amount of blood.

What is clean up like at the end of each night? 

There’s only two of us doing clean up and we instantly jump into action cleaning the stage after the show. When it’s halfway done, I jump over to wash costumes. Then we wipe down the props that got blood on them.

Most of the blood comes out—the only difficulty is with the Ben Nye blood. But, the design of the costumes is such that leftover blood is welcome. They’re designed to not be perfect anyway—we are in bloody Rome!