FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jun 19, 2007

FGFC Pickins

The next Film Club selection is one of those movies that's gotten a lot of press, though I have no idea if it's been good or bad. Read enough issues of Rue Morgue and visit enough horror news websites and these titles get stuck in your head, you know? The unceasing waves of news, press releases, set visits, and interviews bludgeon you and bludgeon you until you find yourself glassy-eyed and drooling, intoning "Must...see...Martin...Lawrence...starring in...time-travelling...horror...comedy romp... Sir... Killzalot... have... no idea... why... desire so... strong... perhaps... it was his... masterful performance in...Big Momma's...House... or the sequel... Big Momma's House... 2... but wait... I never... saw... those... oh god...what's...happening...to me... and where... are... my... pants..."

Something like that, anyway. Or maybe that's just me. At any rate, the next Film Club pick is Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, hooray! It won't hit store shelves until June 26, but you can add it to your Netflix queue already. Here's the skinny:

A self-promoting serial killer who dreams of being the most infamous slasher of all time hires a documentary film crew to follow him as he launches a reign of terror on a small town.

Yes, it sounds a bit like Man Bites Dog, doesn't it? Boy, it sure took a lot of Gaul to make such a similar film!

Ugh. Sorry about that.

Alright, let's all link pinks and form our big movie-watching daisy chain!

The film: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
The due date: July 23

10 comments:

dreamrot said...

Well, it's in my queue. Hopefully it means that I'll get to join in on another film club entry. yay!

John said...

Never heard of this film, but I think I might actually try and keep up with the rest of you kids this time around. :^)

rural juror said...

I just want you to know that, because of you, I just watched Curtains on YouTube and bought Killer Workout off of Amazon for, like, 3 dollars.

As for Curtains, I must say that I was a bit bored. The movie took too long to start with the killing, and I had a hard time telling the characters apart. I can't remember a thing about that one girl who runs around the random garage full of movie props. I thought she was the comdian girl with different hair until the next scene where comedian girl got the big reveal. That ice skating scene, though...

rural juror said...

Thank you

Bob Turnbull said...

Great pick for July Stacie! I could write about the film now having seen it twice already - at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last October and again when it came back for a short run in January - but I'll wait to see it a third time once I get the DVD.

Now I may be biased because I saw it with a full theatre of "genre film fans", but it was highly entertaining. It treats its subject matter well (70s horror) by having fun with its conventions (not laughing at them) and then bringing them all back towards the end.

Wait...I was gonna hold off talking about it...

By the way, your pants were up the flagpole.

Squish said...

Already queued up sistah!

Stacie Ponder said...

Woo hoo! I'm excited about this entry.

Rural: I really need to write formal reviews of both of those movies. Curtains was sunk by behind-the-scenes disputes and it turned into a bit of a mess. It's basically a mediocre-at-best slasher with one REALLY fucking great sequence and a couple of pretty good sequences. Killer Workout, on the other hand, is solid gold!

Amanda By Night said...

I'll watch this if I can watch it with you!

And that means all of you!

rural juror said...

yeah...that ice skating scene is amazing

digitaldd said...

I caught Behind The Mask at a friends house a few months ago. Something he picked up with his GF on one of NYC's street corners. ;) Anyway the movie starts out slow, really slow in fact we almost turned it off and then about half way in it got really interesting. We all enjoyed it even though it was pretty predictable at the end.