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Sunday, April 10, 2011

30 Day Horror Challenge day 18

     Foreign horror. Wow this does not really narrow down much for me.  I have been watching horror films since I was dick high, and I mean John Holmes dick so pretty god damn young.  I had to start venturing into foreign horror just to find new things and have found many films over the years I love.  Japan has some amazing films, dating back to the 70's with Hausu and into the more modern years with Takashi Miike taking off in the late ninety's when he brought us Audition which is one of my favorite films of all time, not to mention Visitor Q, Ichi the Killer, Happiness of the Katakuris and countless more.  There of course are the Japanese ghost films which were amazing in the beginning but they beat over the head like the guys in three guys one hammer.  Then more modern day they have pumped out some pretty memorable mutant splatter films with the likes of Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl.  You of course can't forget about Italy with Argento, Bava, and Fulci among a group of other filmmakers that changed horror. Canada brought us Subconscious Cruelty while the french brought some fresh titles starting with the Gasper Noe films to Haute Tension to the more modern day Martyrs and Inside.  Let the Right One in has instantly become one of my favorites while Korea brought us Chan Wook-Park and I Saw the Devil.  That brings us to Serbia.  They brought us Life and Death of a Porno Gang and.....
      A Serbian Film will be remembered from her to eternity mostly for once scene but there is a lot more going on in this.  It is a test to embrace this film and most people that even have the courage to watch it once will never return to it. I have watched it numerous times now and while a lot of its appeal is the shock there is definitely something more going on here. The acting is fucking brilliant and it is a beautifully shot film. The music is just wow and it sticks with you.  Very few films have hit me the way this one did and for that I have to acknowledge it.


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