Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition): Body Horror
For the third week of October 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. It’s the third week of the Halloween edition of the series as the focus is on body horror. A sub-genre that has been very popular as it involves people dealing with something wrong with their bodies or given something that belonged to someone else and a bunch of crazy shit happens. Here are my three picks:
From the master of the body horror sub-genre is a film that can only come from the mind of David Cronenberg. The film revolves a man wanting to get racy material for his channel only to get more than he bargains for when he discovers the world of snuff films and hallucinations which would affect his body. It’s a film that feature some incredible makeup effects courtesy of Rick Baker as it showcases man’s desire for extreme as well as what happens when technology and humanity merge. Long live the new flesh.
2. Idle Hands
A funny horror-comedy in the late 90s involves a slacker whose right hand becomes possessed due to the fact that he’s lazy where his hand forces him to kill people including a couple of his stoner friends who come back from the dead to help him get rid of this cursed hand. It’s a silly film that is very funny which features a young Jessica Alba looking very sexy though why is she dancing so badly to a Ramones song? It’s a film which doesn’t require a lot of brains as it is just good fun.
3. One-Eyed Monster
This straight-to-DVD horror comedy revolves around a porno film shoot in a cabin that goes to hell all because of a killer penis. Not just any penis but Ron Jeremy’s big penis. Some strange thing in space lands on Ron Jeremy while he’s on break from a shoot and then possesses him to the point that it kills him and his penis is the one on the loose. Featuring Charles Napier and porn legend Veronica Hart, it’s a film that is just entertaining all because of its premise as it refuses to take itself seriously which is the point of the film.
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