Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eyes Without a Face ( 1959 ) - FRANCE

Eyes Without a Face ( Les Yeux sans visage) is a 1959 French horror film adaptation of Jean Redon's novel of the same name. Directed by French filmmaker Georges Franju, the film stars Pierre Brasseur as Doctor Génessier, Alida Valli as Louise and Edith Scob as Christiane Génessier. The plot revolves around the obsessive Doctor Génessier attempting experimental heterografting surgery to restore his daughter Christiane's face which has been horribly disfigured in a car accident. With the help of Louise, Doctor Génessier lures young women into his home laboratory to perform experiments on them that will restore Christiane's beauty.

Eyes Without a Face has the staging and rhythm of Noir, and, up until one incredible scene, employs horror with implication and ambiance. A classic French horror famous for its cult status.
It’s not a masterpiece but it certainly isn’t forgettable.It has some queasy scenes, but unclear progression and plodding direction give this an old-fashioned air. As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale. A masterpiece of poetic horror and tactful, tactile brutality.

Not much to tell about this , as this is a classic horror , very few people likes to watch classic horror as modern horror movies are dominating at present . But this is a must watch for horror movie fans or to keep in their collection .

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Friday, June 6, 2008

[Rec] (2007) - SPAIN

REC (or [●REC]) is a 2007 Spanish horror film co-directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.
The camerawork and basic concept is familiar to The Blair Witch Project in that it's recorded entirely on "amateur" camera, where the cameraman is also just a character in the story. The film name, derived from the blinking text showing that the camera is recording, underlines the idea.

REC revolves around a television reporter, Ángela, and her cameraman, Pablo, who cover the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations. The firehouse receives a call from an old lady trapped in her house. When they arrive, and the firemen and the police break down the door, the old lady suddenly attacks and bites one of the policemen, and it is revealed that an unknown but virulent disease is infecting people, causing them to turn into zombies.

This is truly a superb horror movie. The way it's filmed helps us to live this "nightmare" as it was for real, as if it was a news article.

At its best, "[REC]" is a stress test, with genuinely frightening and surreal use of grainy, fidgety camerawork and eerie night-vision.Gripping, unsettling and truly horrific, [REC] is much more than the gimmick suggested by its title. Prepare to squirm, wince and wonder at how a potential Blair Witch knock-off is quite so grimy and engrossing. And don’t eat dinner before you see it.

The final reel is real eyes-behind-your-fingers type stuff with the filmmakers cranking up the audience's apprehension to I-really-would-rather-be-somewhere-else levels.

Best part about the movie is its brilliantly staged early scare signals that the safety rails are off and, despite an unexpected, last-minute swerve into the supernatural realm, the edge-of-the-seat tension is sustained to the very last second.

A US remake is undergoing production and is expected to be release this October , 2008. named as Quarantine .

Highly recommended for Horror Movie fans .

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