mum and dad
Okay, so I know this is in Mum and Dad, but technically, it's Dad for about an hour and then Mum and Dad for twenty minutes. Mum was out for some of the evening which is sometimes a brilliant time for me and dad to watch a film. So, hello to Netflix. Straight away I go to the horror section, normally this does not work, my dad is not a fan of most horrors, especially on Netflix... But today, was different.
Up popped Cockneys Vs Zombies, and with a beautiful name like that who couldn't be intrigued, and, AND, it got four out of five stars on Netflix, now, we would have been silly to have skipped this, right? 'A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.'
Already, it sounds amazing. And it is.
It starts out already hilarious, with some of the worst robbers trying to rob a bank, and with a cast of English actors, where you will find yourself saying "I recognise them", and going onto IMDB numerous times.
Now, remember, my dad is watching this with me, I am into this fully, I am loving this, he is liking it. How do I know this? He is laughing and not reading a newspaper or magazine. That is like his past time when something is on the tv, to read and watch, sometimes at the same time. Ladies, a man who can actually multitask, but back off, he is married, sorry.
He watched this like it was a code, like he had to really pay attention. And it's for a good reason, blink and you miss a funny moment. Whether it be a bad joke, or Honor Blackman and a whole load of OAPS attacking zombies..
And, another thing about this film; THE CHARACTERS KNOW WHAT ZOMBIES ARE AND HOW TO KILL THEM. Yes, they have actually seen horror films, unlike most film characters who seem to have literally no idea and walk into an early grave.
Bring on the load of zombie killing jokes, OAP jokes and pretty gory and tongue n' cheek moments - what is not to love?!
This is just an all round brilliant film, it's one of those films, because of the name and what it is about, you imagine watching paint dry to be more entertaining, but you would be wrong. So so wrong. I love this film, I would actually recommend it and not even if someone has a free evening. I would make sure they make time for this movie.
Forget Zombie Strippers, or Nazi Strippers, go straight to this... but then back to them, I would hate to stop people watching horror films..
Okay, so skip ahead in the film, when zombies have been killed in very bloody ways and a bus has been hot wired to pick up OAPS, and mother arrives home to see the final moments. And, shock horror, she likes it too. Actually, I expected her to like it more than my dad, as I said, he is more picky than mum. Mum loved watching OAPS take out zombies, and a bus traveling around London, picking up unexpected zombies on the way, this film was a hit is all I can say. And what better way to finish it off than with Chaz and Dave! Watch this film, if it is the last thing you do. You will die happy. I really can't praise this film more it seems... Ever seen someone racing a zombie with a zimmer frame? No, well you will now..
So, it has happened, I managed to sit my parents down and watch a horror film - a horror film I highly recommend too. 'When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.' Creep is a brilliant film - and not the one where the woman is stuck in the underground, this one is a lot better. And a lot scarier.
I had been pushing my parents to watch this film for a while, I like it, a lot. It's a scary film but done throughout using jump scares instead. I had told my parents about how many times you jump, my dad didn't react, my mum got worried...
Now, I normally am not a fan of jump scares, they tend to be cheap scares that use loud noises or cats, Creep though, changed this completely. Creep uses some of the best jump scares I have seen, they are realistic, that is the best way I can think to describe them, realistic. You're watching through a camera the entire time, and when Josef jumps out at Aaron, he's practically jumping out at you. Which doesn't sound good, but it really hits you where it hurts.
My mum thought I was being funny when I said that you will jump, over and over again... But she was stressed.
Creep does a very good job of making you feel uncomfortable, when it's not making you jump, you're very uncomfortable and icky. Aaron arrives and from the start, Josef is a little weird, he hides from him and takes photos of him before he's even met the guy. "Hey Aaron, let's go into the woods!" "Okay Josef!" and then Josef runs and hides before making you pee yourself just a little bit more.
This entire film is an uncomfortable film, it's like when you're with a couple still in a honeymoon stage, and they are showing their 'love' for each other in more ways than one. Imagine that, but miles worse. Miles worse and with someone who you feel might kill you while wearing a werewolf mask... That's this film.
My mum was stressed, my dad enjoyed this film, but he didn't really flinch, well, maybe once. I think my mum actually covered her eyes, and almost pulled out hair. My mum also has these habits of looking at me to see when I look away, which is not a lot or is done very secretively; or she asks. "Megan, what's going to happen, Meg? Meg, does he die? He does, doesn't he?" I, being the lovely daughter but also the massive film and horror buff, don't tell her anything. I am not cruel though, thus telling would have ruined the shocks and she did say she enjoyed it...
Overall, Creep is a brilliant well thought out, original movie and one that is underrated. It does the job very very well.
My parents liked it, my dad enjoyed it and it is nothing personal towards the film that he didn't really get scared or jump - he just doesn't. My mum is quite an easy target, and it got her good - but, like my dad, she enjoyed it too.
So bravo, Creep.
Isn't it funny where things pop into your head, such as the shower.. I had this idea straight up in the shower. I had a think and one thing I really love is getting my mum and dad to watch horror films, mainly ones that I have already seen and wanted to watch again.
You see, unlike myself, they are not massive horror fans, my mum doesn't mind them whereas my dad is fussy. If my mum watches them, she will get stressed out, like pulling her hair stressed out, whereas my dad rarely even flinches. If a film is gory, he will be like "Oh No", as in I didn't really need to see that, unless it is super gory and super badly done then it will be the same as me and he will laugh.
My mum will watch pretty much anything..
This segment is going to be me making my parents watch horror films and seeing their reactions, sound fun? It should.
My mum wanted to watch The Hills Have Eyes remake because she thought it would be some action film, similar to Indiana Jones... Even after I warned her there was some rape in it, at least. But no, she went ahead, and, let's say, she would not watch it again in a heartbeat... My poor mother.
So, I can't promise how many times I will be able to manage this, but everytime they watch a horror, hellllooooooooooo, a segment of Mum and Dad.
Not just there to raise you, also fun to watch scary films with...