Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Halloween Gorge-Fest, Day Three: The Frighteners
Movie: The Frighteners (1996)
Director: Peter Jackson
...Who Went On To Make: Some movie about elves.
First Impressions: I wasn't expecting quite so much the horror comedy we ended up getting, especially at the beginning, but I ended up liking it. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it ends up being very funny (Chi McBride has it turned up to eleven from minute one and I love it) and also kind of touching by the end there. It's not a classic horror movie in that it's not ever really scary, but it's a warmly entertaining ghost story. Peter Jackson's got a weird sense of humor, though. Maybe it's best that he's sticking to fantasy and drama.
Notable Edits: The usual language dubbing, including a "God damn" becoming "gosh darn" which is infuriating and makes me think this dub was created back in 1985 or the day after Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl.
Scary Or Funny? Funny. Intentionally so.
Best Killing? Dee Wallace Stone and Jake Busey (I know) getting sent to hell is delightfully gross and reminds me of Tremors meets those Doc Ock tentacles from Spider-Man.
Future Airings: Sunday 10:00 PM (AMC)
Previously: Urban Legend, Hostel, Children of the Corn