Man, when did I become so blasé yet cynical?? What's wrong with me? I used to get excited about horror movies that were on their way! I used to look forward to things! I need, like, Horror Cialis or something. Sigh.
I think a lot of it has to do with overload. Sites report incessantly on movies from the get go- set pictures, set visits, teasers and snippets and blah blah blah...you get inundated with it all until 1) you no longer care or 2) you see the movie and it disappoints you. It's a drag, man, a real drag. The other a lot of it (yes, there are two a lots) is the Facebook indie horror scene. Bitches are relentless in their "look at me! look at my trailer!"s, and I go numb (and yes, I realize that I'm a part of that culture, asking people to look at my stuff...doesn't mean I don't hate it, though). The net result is that I don't pay attention to anything.
This is why I'm only just learning about The Tall Man, which is the next film from Pascal Laugier (the fella who wrote and directed Martyrs). That's right, I'm only just learning about it even though Shock Till You Drop wrote about it in November! I have to admit, I'm intrigued. Fine, okay, I'm even looking forward to it. I want to see what else Laugier can do cinematically, and I want to see what he can do with a star like Jessica Biel. Here's the synopsis:
Cold Rock, U.S.A. - A darkness hovers upon the town: children have gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of The Tall Man, a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again.Should be interesting. So many questions! So many conflicted feelings! So very very very...well, we'll see whenever it comes out, yes? Yes.
Julia (Biel), is a nurse living in Cold Rock who doesn't believe in legends. Until one night, waking up with an eerie feeling, she goes to her son's bedroom and find his bed empty. Rushing downstairs she stops dead in her tracks: a huge dark figure stands in the entrance holding her son David.
Driven by pure instinct, Julia rushes after them willing to do whatever it takes to get her son back. The chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is The Tall man? What becomes of the children?
Stay tuned until tomorrow, when I talk about something else everyone has already forgotten about!