Something horrible from down under

As a lover of horror movies, I too often “give in” to movies of poor quality just to try and satiate my hunger. I am a true glutton (peaking annually in October).

As example, I picked up Captivity (2007) at the library. I lasted approximately 30 minutes before the boredom and predictability were too much and I turned it off. And, let me tell you, it’s almost unheard of for me to give up on a film (I made it all the way through the 2012 remake, Dredd, after all).

So this makes makes it important to find the true gems out there. I’ve never seen the film, Patrick (1978), nor heard of Ozploitation, but I’m now extremely intrigued by both while looking forward to the remake.

And, I’ve never heard this stated better:

Horror cinema is so frequently hampered by mediocre performances that undermine the authenticity of the production…

via Patrick Remade: Return of the Catatonic | by James Curnow on Curnblog.

This is often a problem of Science Fiction and Fantasy too, requiring the audience to suspend disbelief to extremes which may be out of reach for the average viewer.

Check out the full (and excellent) review of Patrick on Curnblog and make sure to follow him for future cinematic insights.


5 responses to “Something horrible from down under

  1. I completely agree with your assessment.

    It seems the best horror and sci-fi flicks feature great character development, or some significant message- something the audience might identify with. Special effects aren’t enough.

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