That’s right, the series finally hit the turn of the century. Although many originals, and not just the movies , but the origins of them, the writers/producer/directors of those times were so significant, because without them there would be no horror genre. Yet, i digress, the 21st century brought with ti some of my favorites and not just that, a new and revolutionary take on horror that the 90’s and 80’s lacked a little in terms of film development. Ideas may have been a little more bizarre and diverse, and with that not necessarily better than the original pioneers of the 60-80’s but the 2000’s had some great groundbreaking movies. So this weekend, take some time to indulge yourself in any of these suggestions as they won’t disappoint.
Horror Buffs: Triangle (2009) – A film that has been on my to watch list for months now, this critically acclaimed horror is more a thriller, but behind the haze of what genre it falls into, what i do know is that anyone that reviews it has only good things to say about it. Disturbing, slow and captivating, this thriller is just great cinema from all accounts and will continue to make you beg for answers all the way through.
Beginners: Saw (2004) – The all-time splatter series. Saw is without a doubt the inaugural great splatter film in mainstream film and cinema. Despite it being gruesome and disturbingly inhumane at times in comparison to other contemporary horror, there is a story line and strong narrative driven home by James Wan and his coming out film. Saw is as important to horror as Texas Chainsaw is, and if you want to have a thorough understanding of the genre beyond films with iconic characters and delve deeper into the psyche of the mind then this is a must watch.
Casual Fans: Orphan (2009) – Just freaky. Not freaky as in ghosts and monsters keeping you catatonic from scene to scene, but eerie from the moment she enters the home. Orphan is a great story with some really disturbing and intense scenes that a times make you smirk in horror appreciation at how novel this film is. What makes it a great watch for the casual fan is, that it’s relatively short, easy to follow and full of twist and turns that keep you engaged, not to mention a great ending.