"Romero is satirising a decade that ushered in 'me,me,me' politics. In Night and Dawn, there remained the faith that humanity will always (eventually) pull together. Day doesn't have that optimism: the humans are worn down and feel put out by the needs of their fellow survivors when they're thinking only of themselves. "
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"Savage Harvest is evocative of the days where you'd walk into your local corner shop and come out with the dodgiest-looking video tape grabbed from the back of some shelf. The sort of film you can sit and watch with a few beers, not worrying about getting invested."
"Part of Green Room's humour comes from it being set in the woefully underwhelming world of the local band.
If you’ve been in a band or know people who have, then the early scenes of the band travelling miles in a cramped van to play to a venue of 5 unenthusiastic people, only to be paid $6 dollars each for their trouble, will hit home. "
"Part of Halloween III’s appeal is how it's essentially a smorgasbord of everything that was great about horror from that era.
The whole affair has an incredibly seedy vibe, and, as mentioned previously, reminds me of a time when I would sneakily stay up till 2am - on a school night no less - to watch the films I would never normally be allowed to watch. "
"Gordon carries the film at a deliberate pace, piling on the unsettling imagery straight-away, from the shadowy façade over the gloomy town to the grey-faced inhabitants with bags under their eyes and webbed hands....this isn't somewhere that's going to throw out the welcome mat, or at least one that's not made of human skin. "
"The Body horror genre capitalises on the innate revulsion of the often creepy, and occasionally mystifying, internal processes of the human body.
And it does so by taking this fear to the logical extremes. The degeneration and annihilation of the physical form is at its heart."
"Regardless, this is all window dressing. I imagine most people are largely interested in the gag-inducing cannibalism. And on that front, cinematographer Christopher Doyle does an excellent job.
The food preparation scenes are all the more disturbing for their meticulous beauty and vibrantly appealing colour palette."
"The first 20 minutes are a vital component of [Dawn of the Dead] in my opinion. Most zombie films rush through the downfall of society part entirely. The viewer actually witnessing the death of human civilisation, provides some much needed context to proceedings.
Firstly it provides the pathos of humanity's sad end, but it also shows how incapable humans are in the face of a major world changing crisis."
"Call me jaded, perhaps, but The Green Inferno does not land as impact as the movie to which it is paying homage. And I suppose that’s the point: Cannibal Holocaust felt like the real deal.
"Berserk is an exploration of worth in a world which values only martial force. Guts is an artist with the blade, butchering his way through entire armies.
In this brutal setting, killing's all that defines him. And yet he yearns for more; for some kind of goal in life."