REC – 9/10.

Finally got round to watching this, the Spanish original, after lazily watching the American remake (Quarantine) first.

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.A TV crew following a local fire service into a tower block encounter a killer virus.
What a brilliant modern horror film REC is.
I can’t remember seeing a more realistic cast reaction to what unfolds in any other film. It really does feel real for the most part. The acting is very authentic, it looks great and it is horrifyingly frightening. If you are looking for a scary movie to watch on Halloween you can’t go wrong with REC.
Once again foreign speaking horror trumps what Hollywood is putting out in terms of scares, acting and sheer imagination, and REC is without doubt a film that will stay with you and haunt your nightmares.
REC deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity and Grave Encounters when it comes to found footage horror.

Sightseers – 7/10

A socially awkward couple go on a caravanning holiday that takes an unexpected turn.

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Up and coming director Ben Wheatley is at the helm for this odd, dark, funny, charming and quintessentially British drama/comedy/horror/fuckknows. Anyone who has seen Kill List, Ben Wheatley’s, frankly bonkers, other main work, can imagine the kind of dark territory this film ends up embracing.

It starts out like the episode of I’m Alan Partridge where he is advertising caravans and ends up like a brummie version of Natural Born Killers, I’ve yet to fully fall in love with Wheatley in the same way a lot of others have but he is definitely an original voice in the British horror scene at the moment.

The Mothman Prophecies – 0/10.

Ladies and gentlemen. My least favourite film of all time!
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(takes a deep breath). Right… where to start with this one… This is probably the most boring, slow, devoid of anything at all movie I have ever seen (with the possible exception of The English Patient but that is just not my kind of film).


Even Richard Gere loses interest about 45 minutes in and just spends the rest of the film in darkened rooms talking on phones to people who may or may not be real. The ‘prophecies’ of mothmen are a little premature as they have about 50 seconds of screen time.

This all builds to a painfully meh crescendo of something happening on a bridge. I would literally rather watch a packet of custard creams for 1 hour 58 minutes than waste any more of my time with this. I would rather be the gerbil up Richard Gere’s ass than have to watch him look as bored as I was with the endless nothingness that is happening around him.

Before this, Tekken was the worst film I had ever seen, but bearing in mind this film had a budget of £32 million (!) I think I might have a new winner. 0/10