A new week, some newer horror films to talk about. First we have Frankenstein. Yep, another version of Mary Shelley’s monster. This has been out for a few years and was a mini-series on TV. It has a couple of decent names in it, William Hurt, Luke Goss, Julie Delpy, and Donald Sutherland. It actually won an Emmy for Outstanding Make Up in a Mini-Series. I thought it was alright. I’ve seen a lot of takes on the famous doctor and his monster and this one is like most. The cast is great and if you remember seeing it on TV, definitely check it out. There are other Frankenstein films I prefer, but this one is pretty by the book compared to others. It’s not terrible, but because it doesn’t try anything different/original, it doesn’t separate itself from the pack.
Next we have Flesh for the Inferno. This is a lower budget indie from New England. A group of do-gooders want to clean up an old school that has been closed for years. A former priest was accused by some nuns of being inappropriate and he takes his revenge out on them. The kids get more than they bargained for during the clean up. I liked the practical effects in it, but I wish there was more to it. I know it’s not a big budgeted film, but I’ve seen a bunch of the filmmaker’s movies and they all have a similar style to them. Even though this takes place recently, the kids look like the 1980s. The style of the film is very 80s as well. I like horror films from the 70s and 80s as well and paying homage to those films is cool, but after a while, I want a bit more. Fans of the filmmaker will love it though, they always do. After 5 or 6 movies, I want something different.
Last we have You’re Killing Me. This is more a drama than horror, but it’s about a serial killer so I’m putting it here. I kinda liked it actually. It’s different in that the killer is gay and he’s killing people who, well, I’d kill as well. Most of his victims are just vapid nobodies in Los Angeles and having lived there for a while myself, I understand where he’s coming from. It’s very dark and pretty twisted and I think that’s why I liked it. He’s not just killing people because he likes to, there’s reasons behind it. I thought it was well made and had style. The lead is quite good and you root for him to kill these people. Smart little dark film.