Friday, December 03, 2010

Terror in the Aisles 7

Headed over to Portage Theater for the beginning of a great night of horror films brought to us by Rusty Nails and Company. First up was the Romero classic Day of the Dead (1985) in 35mm. Also had both Lori Cardille and Gary Klar on hand to give an introduction and Q&A afterward. Been a few years since I last watched this flick so I had forgotten parts of it. Still holds up and was a great watch with this crowd. 7/10

After mingling with a few peeps I know (Mitch, Jessica & others) and finally meeting @KreepyLady the next film was ready to go. Christopher Smith's latest Black Death (2010), a period piece during the plague with a mysterious village on the outskirts immune to the disease. I enjoyed this flick a lot and the fine performance by Sean Bean who carries the film quite well. Love that Carice van Houten is given a meaty role. Adore her. And nice to see David Warner again but he's not in this enough. 6.8/10

Finally we were treated to a throwback exploitation flick in If a Tree Falls (2010) directed by Philip Carrer. I really admired what they tried to do here even if it wasn't all that great. It was still very entertaining. Another one I'm looking forward to seeing again. 6.8/10

Again, it was another awesome Terror in the Aisles event. Also got to meet Mike White (@ImpossibleFunky) author of Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. Great meeting him and talking film (Phantom of the Paradise!). Also bought his book which looks great. Thanks, Mike!
  • December New: 5
  • December Re-watch: 2
  • December Total: 7
  • 2010 TOTAL: 724

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