FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Oct 8, 2017

SHOCKtober: 490-470

Hey y'all, it's ONE VOTE-erin' time! Each of these movies is a favorite movie of one person. Well, and they're probably the favorites of more people out there, but those people didn't vote so who cares about them.

490. Killer Klowns from Outer Space -- 1988, Stephen Chiodo
489. Krampus -- 2015, Michael Dougherty
488. Kristy -- 2014, Oliver Blackburn
487. Kuroneko -- 1968, Kaneto Shindô
486. La Horde -- 2009, Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher
485. Landmine Goes Click -- 2015, Levan Bakhia
484. Le frisson des vampires -- 1971, Jean Rollin
483. Left Bank -- 2008, Pieter Van Hees
482. Let Us Prey -- 2014, Brian O'Malley
481. Little Shop of Horrors -- 1986, Frank Oz
480. Lords of Salem -- 2012, Rob Zombie
479. Lovely Molly -- 2001, Eduardo Sánchez
478. Macabre -- 1980, Lamberto Bava
477. Madhouse -- 1981, Ovidio G. Assonitis
476. Madman -- 1981, Joe Giannone
475. Man Bites Dog -- 1992, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde
474. Maniac Cop -- 1988, William Lustig
473. Matango -- 1963, Ishirô Honda
472. Mausoleum -- 1983, Michael Dugan
471. Memento Mori -- 1999, Tae-yong Kim & Kyu-dong Min
470. Mimic -- 1997, Guillermo del Toro

Great googly-moogly, how I love Mausoleum! Such an endless delight. In my humble opinion you can never go wrong with a possession film all chock full of corn teeth.

Come with me, if you will, on a journey called Landmine Goes Click:

I read the synopsis on IMDb when I look up the year and director. "Hmm, sounds interesting, I think!" I think. "A dude steps on a live landmine, is forced to continue standing there lest...ka-boom. I shall watch the trailer!"

"Hmm, okay. This looks pretty cool and I...wait, is this going to get rapey? Like, his girlfiend gets raped in front of him and he can't do anything lest...ka-boom? I shall find a review!"

From a review: "...Ilya plays a sadistic, sexually humiliating game with Alicia, forcing her to complete increasingly degrading tasks, until the inevitable, extended, graphic rape scene."

For fuck's sake. I'm just so tired of rape and sexual violence being used as a device in horror films, particularly when it's used solely to provide the male lead with the impetus for his righteous anger and revenge. I bid you good day, Landmine Goes Click. I SAID GOOD DAY.


CashBailey said...

Yay, MEMENTO MORI! Easily the best of the WHISPERING CORRIDORS series.

But it comes off more like a raw, realistic indie drama about two Korean schoolgirls falling in love rather than a horror movie. When all the ghost-y stuff starts happening it feels like it was grafted on from another movie.

Stacie Ponder said...

Hear hear! I really dig WHISPERING CORRIDORS (although I haven't seen the fifth film) but MEMENTO is absolutely the standout. (Although VOICE is pretty terrific, too.)

Poli said...

Woo, Krampus is the first of my list to appear! Damn, I love that movie. Once December rolls around I will be making everyone watch it. It is second to Gremlins in my 'Christmas Movies People Don't Consider Christmas Movies' list.

Zombie Cupcake said...

Let Us Prey represent! :D