Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Last weekend hubby and I watched 2 movies and both movies were filmed using shaky camerawork, sort of like documentary pieced together from amateur footage. Lost?? Think Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield..documentary-like movies and you watch it through the eyes of the cameramen..something like that.

Friday night which is our movie night, we watched George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead shown on SMV or was it HBO, could not remember. Initially we wanted to watch something else but I am a fan of zombie-like movies (zombie is fine but not ghost okay) so I suggested we watch that instead.

Since I am not good in summarizing and will never be good at it (I am a detailed person :p), I just copy and paste what IMDB says about these 2 movies
While filming a horror movie of mummy in a forest, the students and their professor of the University of Pittsburgh hear on the TV the news that the dead are awaking and walking. Ridley and Francine decide to leave the group, while Jason heads to the dormitory of his girlfriend Debra Monahan. She does not succeed in contacting her family and they travel in Mary's van to the house of Debra's parents in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While driving her van, Mary sees a car accident and runs over a highway patrolman and three other zombies trying to escape from them. Later the religious Mary is depressed, questioning whether the victims where really dead, and tries to commit suicide, shooting herself with a pistol. Her friends takeg her to a hospital where they realize that the dead are indeed awaking and walking and they need to fight to survive while traveling to Debra's parents house.
Then we watched another movie on Sunday afternoon. [REC] is a 2007 Spanish horror film co-directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza (not familiar to me but I am sure they are famous in Spain) and this one is really scary and very dramatic. Both hubby and I really enjoyed this one and we cannot wait for the sequel to be out this year.
In Barcelona, the reporter Ángela Vidal and the cameraman Pablo are covering the night-shift of local fire station. When the firemen receive a distress call from a lady in a building, Ángela and Pablo go in the firefighter truck with the firemen Manu and Álex with Pablo recording each step. When they arrive in the building under siege of the police, they find the hysterical dwellers gathered in the lobby in the entrance and they hear screams upstairs. Manu and Álex go upstairs with two policemen and followed by Ángela and Pablo, and they find an aggressive old lady that attacks one policeman. When they return to the lobby, they find that they are sealed in the building and trapped with the residents in the beginning of a chaotic and nightmarish night.
So if you have the source, I really suggest you watch the 2nd movie. Two thumbs up!

Note: Strictly not for faint-hearted and watch it with the surround speakers, you will FEEL it ;)

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