Posts Tagged ‘killings’

This is a really stylish Giallo style film from Brian De Palma. It focuses around a series of brutal murders and the links between a Psychiatrist and his patients, who seem to be the targets. Kate is a frustrated woman and during one of her sessions she tries to seduce her Psychiatrist. He stays professional and refuses her. She soon goes to a local art museum where she seduces a man and goes to his apartment to have an affair. Things don’t go too well for her though as she is soon slashed to death in an elevator by the killer.


Liz Blake, happens upon the body. She catches a glimpse of the killer, therefore becoming both the prime suspect and the killer’s next target. She soon teams up with Kate’s son, who is an inventor and he son uses time-lapse cameras and home-made listening devices to try to solve the mystery and get revenge for his mothers murder.


I really liked this movie, it has such a great style and shows real genius directing from De Palma. I really loved the use of split screen and really clever camera angles and movements. The story is great and very suspenseful. I particularly loved the museum sequence, its genius, not one word is spoken for about 10 minutes. It’s very clever. The characters were rich and interesting and acted very well. This is just a very well crafted piece of cinema and has one of the best murder scenes I have ever seen.


This is an interesting take on the slasher movie. It follows a camera crew around who are shooting a documentary with serial killer Leslie Vernon.  Leslie models himself on the cult killers from movies we all know so well. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. It is shot on documentary footage mostly and only occasionally changes to standard film when you need a different viewpoint. He goes about showing and explaining to the camera crew in detail his plans for a night of terror at a spooky old house.


It seems at first that the crew are not really sure whether to take this serious or not, but are soon shown that Leslie is completely committed to his plans.


From start to finish this is just one hell of a ride. Its got everything for die-hard fans, including Robert Englund who plays the guy that wants to bring Leslie down. There are a lot of in jokes and cameos from other well-known horror actors which adds to the fun. I loved the concept, it really did work nicely in this film and is one of the best examples of “found footage.”


If you are a fan of slasher films or horror in general, then I urge you to give this a shot as it’s a hell of a lot of fun!