Author Topic: What do you look for in Horror books/Movies  (Read 14746 times)

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Reply #25 on: July 20, 2007, 06:45:41 AM
Now here's a bit of video I had not seen before a few days ago, and I'm not sure what sub-genre you would call it. Sort of a "David Cronenberg does Music Video for X-files" thing.

All I know is that it was the most disturbing thing I've seen in decades (aside from the evening news, of course).

I discovered it while searching for the title asnd author of a story I'd read long ago (see this thread - http://forum.escapeartists.info/index.php?topic=938.0 - Which turned out to be "Born of Man and Woman" (1950) by Richard Matheson. The forum message (not on escapepod.org) where I found it invited comparisons between it and this six minute video:
"Rubber Johnny", by Chris Cunningham. It's probably on youtube, but I got better results (ie. no jerky video or choppy sound) viewing the .swf version, at http://www.wimp.com/rubberjohnny/
Fewer distractions on the page than at youtube too.

Best enjoyed if you view it with the lights out (how else?), wearing headphones, and don't look up any reviews or synopses ahead of time.

Not knowing what the hell exactly what I was looking at was the most enjoyable part, and the sorta' documentary look that gave it a surreal edge. When the music came up I thought it broke the mood like an actor stepping out of character, but it still kept my interest.

Okay, maybe that's what I look for in a horror book or movie. Surreality.
Like Grace Jones, up there.

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