I finally got the chance to see this remake this weekend. I'm a fan of the original, even though it is a little hard to watch. I personally liked this better than the original. I've noticed a pattern with the remakes of 70s exploitation films. The rape scenes are made less brutal, while the revenge scenes are much better. I'm a fan of gore, and violence in movies, but tend to find rape scenes a little hard to watch. They were brutal in this movie, but not as bad as the original to me. They definitely tried to keep in theme with the original, especially with the main title sequence while she is driving. It had the overall feel of the original as well, but with a score. The original had no score, which I think made it a bit more haunting. The revenge scenes in this one are way more "HELL YEAH" tho. I even cringed at some parts, and I don't do that often. I recommend this to fans of the original and other 70s exploitation films.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I know most of you have probably been to a bar before where they have someone selling jello shots. My local bar.. The Lodge, asked my friend Ben and I to be the Jello Shot Cubs for this month's bear night. It was a pretty fun night, getting to be flirtatious with people, helping the bar make some extra money, as well as some extra money for me. I wouldn't want to do it every time, I did miss getting to hang out with my friends all night, but I would definitely do it again.
Posted by mdlevipup at 3:59 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
As much as I love pretty much anything to do with Zombies, due to not having cable, I was just now able to catch the first season of 'The Walking Dead. This show is amazing. I think I like it better than any zombie movie I have ever seen (probably because it isn't over in 90-120 mins). The first season is only 6 episodes, I'm really hoping the 2nd is a full length season (12-24 episodes). I definitely recommend this to any Zombie fans!
Posted by mdlevipup at 11:53 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
So I recently saw M. Night Shyamalan's newest movie 'Devil'. Despite the previews, I was skeptical about the movie at first. I know he didn't direct it, but he did write it. I love his earlier movies, but hated 'Lady In The Water' and 'The Happening'. This movie totally redeemed him in my opinion. This is probably one of the best horror movies I have seen in a while. For those who don't know, it is about 5 people who get stuck on an elevator, not knowing that one of them is the Devil. The whole movie isn't just in the elevator, it is also about the people outside of the elevator trying to get them out. It may not be gory, or have intense action or explosions, but it keeps your interest the whole way through. It definitely has the M. Night feel to it, and as can be expected, there is a twist at some point, but I won't spoil that for you. The added bonus... the detective (shown below) and the one passenger (the last pic) are very nice to look at. I definitely recommend this to any fans of horror/suspense.
Posted by mdlevipup at 5:54 AM
Monday, January 10, 2011
Batwing at Six Flags America. This style of coaster is called a Flying Dutchman. From the ground it doesn't look very high, but when flipped face down to the ground, its another story. This coaster is considered uncomfortable by some due to the restraints, however I LOVE this coaster. It's great to just hold your arms out and pretend you are flying.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 : Freddy's Revenge was recently considered the #1 unintentionally gay horror movie. There are a lot of innuendos in this movie. From the whole leather bar scene which includes a scene with 2 men kissing in the background, to the coach being towel whipped, to the whole "something inside of you wanting to come out" theory. Not to mention the actor playing Jesse is gay in real life, and is probably the first male scream queen (watch the movie and you'll know what I'm talking about).A lot of people hated this movie. I actually like it... well, 3/4 of it. I think it has a great build up, but once the party scene starts, to me , it all goes downhill fast. Freddy being in real life at a party, the warehouse scene which makes no sense, and the dumb ass ending. It's easily not the best in the series, however its not the worst either.
Posted by mdlevipup at 5:21 PM
The movie Sleepaway Camp is known for being a "gay" horror movie, and for good reason. Mainly, the killer, Angela, is thought to be a girl through the whole movie, only to find at the end she is really a boy, who was raised as a girl by her aunt Martha.... who happens to look like a man in drag herself. Also, it is not spoken, but in past memories shown, her father was gay, as shown in the last picture. I think its one of the reasons I love this movie. I have always been a fan of horror movies. Seeing this was cool to me at a young age because it was rare to see homosexuality in movies back then. This movie is pure 80s cheese, but its a fun watch, the sequels are fun as well. Highly recommended for those who love to watch the old 80s horror films.
Posted by mdlevipup at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I remember back in 2000 when this coaster opened I could not wait to ride it. It would be my first hypercoaster and the biggest drop for me by over 50 ft. With a 205 ft drop and reaching top speed of 73 mph this coaster is all about 2 things, Airtime and Speed. It is a simple design, yet an amazing ride. It held my number 1 spot until this past year when I rode Intimidator 305. This coaster still holds at number 2 tho. It is easily the best coaster at Six Flags America. Every time I go I ride this one as many times as possible and it NEVER gets old. Definitely a must ride for any enthusiast!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
So I'm a few days late, but my boyfriend and I hit our 7th anniversary on Dec 26th. I can't believe I made it 7 years in a relationship that I got into when I was only 20 years old. There were many bumps in the road. Good times and bad, but we've managed to make it through, and things are going very well now.
Posted by mdlevipup at 1:52 PM