I had to say this, of course, GET OUT WON AN OSCAR. I was so damn thrilled and still am. Horror hardly ever gets a view when it comes to award shows, especially the Oscars, so for one like Get Out to win an award is insane.
Get Out is a brilliant film, a near perfect film, one that picks at the problems in life and isn't scared to do so - it will be a timeless classic and it will be around for years. I'm so damn chuffed for Jordan Peele for winning best screenplay and writing it all but also to my favourite who I have watched since he was in Skins and am thrilled he is getting the recognition he needs, Daniel Kayuula, and of course the rest of the cast.
See what I did in the title?! Probably not as you don't actually know what this is about...
THE NEW IT TRAILER IS APPARENTLY COMING THIS WEEK - AND I AM EXCITED.
Tim Curry was the best thing about the original, (I hated the original), but the new Pennywise looks so so good so far.
I NEED THIS TRAILER NOW. Or I guess I could wait until maybe Wednesday...
Let's just say I am pretty excited for this year, not only for the fact it's a new year and I have a fair bit planned, oh no. For the fact that my mind is blown by the amount of horror films coming out this year, and original ones too. Not just remakes or the same old stories. Actual new, well thought out ones. Not just the normal cheap scares...
Now, there are a fair few this year, and some I might have missed, but I shall start with one of the movies I am probably most excited about, Get Out. I saw the trailer for this months ago, literally months ago, and I told people about it, I shared it to people at work on Whatsapp, like I am weeing myself for this film from excitement. "A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate." This film looks soooooooo freakin' good. Like so so good.
The trailer looks insane, it looks original, it looks scary, like very scary and it looks intriguing. It draws you in, like you don't really know the story fully, on the basics, or so you think. I feel this is one of those films that has lots of twists, and basically throws everything you thought you knew out the window and punches you in the face. I am excited. I am counting down the days for Get Out.
I have always enjoyed movies with games and twists, like I adore The Game with Michael Douglas, the way it twists and you think you know it, but really you have no idea, no idea at all. This is what The Belko Experiment looks like, games, twists and pitting people against each other - all nice and fun. "In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed." This looks goooooood. Like it's about time a film about cat and mouse came out and was actually half decent. Most I feel are toned down, like Would You Rather, a whole film about pitting people against each other, to see how much a human can be pushed - and they toned it down, lost some of the suspense. The Belko Experiment, I have high hopes.
This film has a genius concept, just stuck at work being killed off and not knowing what is happening, all while being watched - yes please!
The next one is a film I had heard of but never really made effort to look into, why, do not ask, I was silly... "An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem." This film is A Cure for Wellness which looks creepy as hell. A mysterious centre well people go to get help, but then, dun dun duhhhhhhhh, no one wants to leave.
Normally people want to leave a place after they get better, but not here, and why, no one knows just yet! Like the other ones, it is creepy, the concept is not as original as the others I would say, being that there have been movies before about a mysterious place that is supposed to be good for people and make people better, but have lots of secrets. A Cure for Wellness looks damn creepy, and has things living in the drinking water and lots of teeth, it looks like it has more than what meets the eye and I love that.
Obviously, this one is one of the main ones of the year, being that Prometheus lacked four years ago, yes, this film is Alien: Covenant and, as I have said before, I am stoked.
I adore the Alien films, well, I love Alien and Aliens is just as good... and let's not talk about the rest. I want this one to be good, and the trailer looks very very promising. Like it looks like it's going back to the olden days and it's going to be an old fashion, no cheap jumps, hiding the monster, scary horror movie. I have waited ages for this, I mean, I wasn't actually born when the first ones came out, but I have been waiting a few years since I first saw them, let's say that. I am excited. Very high expectations, Mr Ridley - I warn you.
And there you have it, just a few of the amazing films I cannot wait to see this year, and why, I feel this year will be amazing. No offence to the ones I didn't unclude, such as Pet, IT, Saw Legacy, (which I want right now and I would have written about, but there is not even a trailer...), and more. This year will be a good one..
I am one of the 95% or so that watch The Walking Dead, and I am one of the 30% or so who actually loved how they left it last series, I adored that we saw it through Negan's victims point of view and that we didn't know who died. I loved it. It has almost killed me though, not knowing who did it.
So as it got closer to when it was coming back I couldn't wait, and what day is it coming back to the UK? Today, my birthday! A Monday.
So, no one is off, I watch it with my parents and don't want to watch it without them being how shocking it will be, and I can't check any social media...on my own birthday.
I am sorry as this article will not have any photos, being that the minute I start typing in the Walking Dead, BAM, spoilers and I will not know who it is before watching it.
IT'S A KILLER NOT KNOWING. I recorded it when it was shown at 2:30am too...
Anyone else get those cravings to watch certain things?
Mine is either for food that is bad for me or horror films - and this weeks is the film Feast. A brilliant film, (as long as I haven't made it up to be better than it is.), that is a gory horror, with a comedic side to it and a brilliant beginning that shadows Hitchcock's Psycho.
Hopefully the parents can be talked into watching it...