1408 proves that it’s still possible to make a very scary and creepy movie that is not populated by teenage characters or victims being mutilated.
I guess it’s weird to use the word “refreshing” when talking about a horror movie, but that’s what 1408 is when compared to recent trends in the world of horror films. With the likes of the Saw series, Hostel movies and the upcoming Captivity, which all depend on scenes of excruciating personal torture to horrify the audience, I really enjoyed seeing an “old school” horror movie that was incredibly effective.
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Linda Blair began modeling when she was five years old. By her teens she had started acting on television and movies, and before she was 14 she had already taken her most famous role: that of Regan, the demon-possessed child in the 1972 film The Exorcist (co-starring Max von Sydow). The film became a horror classic, and Linda Blair was Oscar-nominated as best supporting actress for the role. She also appeared four years later in the sequel, and starred in the campy cult favorite Roller Boogie in 1979. Since then Blair has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, performed on Broadway (in Grease as Rizzo), and is a well-known... Read More
ZARDOZ (1974) The Gun is good! The Penis is evil! The Penis shoots Seeds! So proclaims the giant levitating stone head at the beginning of Zardoz – one of the craziest sci-fi movies ever. Set in a post-apocalyptic world of 2293, Zardoz follows a barbarian named Zed, played by Sean Connery dressed in latex underwear and a braided ponytail. Zed discovers a hidden society of immortal humans hiding from the remains of mankind. While immortal Consuella (Charlotte Rampling) urges Zed’s destruction, others want to examine this virile savage. This will prove to be their undoing. Made in 1974 as an Irish-... Read More
The Holiday (2006) Before there was Airbnb, there was Nancy Meyers' classic film The Holiday. Proving sometimes there’s no place like not home, Iris and Amanda swap a quaint English country house for a luxurious L.A. pad and both find in the other’s life what they were missing in their own. Because who could say no to a kiss with Jude Law underneath the mistletoe? Love Actually (2003) Five words: To me, you are perfect. One more word: Swoon. The moment Mark comes to the door with handwritten notecards declaring his love for Juliet, we collectively melt—every time. But that’s far... Read More