horror movie update
It was a pleasant weekend by any standard. I got to sepnd a lot of time with The Girls -- we went to the zoo Saturday afternoon -- and I got to indulge in several horror movies, not to mention a session or two of Resident Evil: Code Veronica X.
Friday evening my lovely wife and I watched the pleasing made-for-cable adaptation of Stephen King's The Night Flier (review at The Unknown Movies). We also took in the opening chapter of A Frightful School Horror, a three-story Japanese horror anthology flick.
Saturday I stayed up late to watch a very young Jennifer Connelly in one of her first roles, Creepers (the American edit of Dario Argento's Phenomena; review at Teleport City).
Sunday night, Crystal and I took in the classic 1956 sci-fi/horror flick Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I've seen it several times, of course, but it never fails to impress me with its marvelous atmosphere of paranoia generated without special effects, but rather with camera angles, lighting, and superb acting -- in short, with just plain good filmmaking. Hollywood could learn a lesson from director Don Siegel and his cast and crew.