Laughing in the Dark (amethyst_witch) wrote,
Laughing in the Dark

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I've been sick for a few days and have of course turned to the realm of horror to comfort me. ^-^ In the last four days we've watched (in this order)...

Black Swan (2010)

This is one of the few movies that I think deserved all the critical acclaim it received. I avoided watching it for years because I didn't like Natalie Portman--this film changed my mind on her. She's phenomenal. It's hard to describe this one without giving too much away, but I will say it's disturbingly, and painfully beautiful. I think this was my third time seeing it and I like it more each time--and we own it on Blu-Ray, because for this it was worth it. My guy did not think there would be much for him in this one, but even he appreciated and enjoyed it.

Also, Vincent Cassel?? WOW--he's good. So good you want to punch him right in his smug French face. ;) (I don't think there's a role he couldn't do... Just amazing.)


Next up...

Doom: Annihilation. (2019)

Someone here told me to watch this one again, and I did...and you're right. It IS better than the first movie. It's so much like the original game that it gave us chills the whole time! (DOS love!! Omg the nostalgia...) The music was so creepy and good, too. There's a particular sound (don't ask me to describe it) they use that made my stomach drop every single time. o_O Excellent.


And THEN...

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Til. Da. Swinton. What more convincing do you need? It was recommended to me by a dear and likeminded sister here and damn, girl. I can't believe it took me until now to catch this one--it has catapulted itself right into my personal Top Ten Favourite Movies after just one viewing. If you're a generally impatient person who is easily distracted then don't even bother, this won't be for you. But if you're still imaginative enough to get lost in a great story then I highly recommend it. I won't say more... No one ruined it for me and I am returning that favour.


And then last night...

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

SUCH classic horror. Just...perfection. I wasn't born when it came out but I did watch it with my best friend, Mimi, when we were eight years old. We laughed the WHOLE time, and only now did it feel creepy?! As kids we just wanted to see ol' Fred slice & dice teenagers 'cause we were jealous we didn't have boobs yet, I guess?


But the story is good and it was way ahead of its time for the gory special effects. And it introduces Johnny Depp omg... Time. o_O There's a reason it's a classic! ^-^


If we're not too tired tonight I think we'll watch the second one. :>

Okay lots to catch up on now (in the house, here, everywhere!!) so I'd better just get started.


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