Saturday, August 11, 2012

Recommended Double Feature: YELLOWBRICKROAD and ABSENTIA

These two films are as strange as they are scary in fact in many ways they are 'Weird Tales' in the purest sense.

As per IMDB the plot of 'Yellowbrick Road' "940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar."

Thoughts: Good, strange, disturbing and original. Some folks weren't happy with the ending but sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

As per IMDB the lor of 'Absentia' "A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband."

Thoughts: The better of the two films. This one is one of my modern day classics, the kind of film I would show someone that dismisses the horror genre out of hand. This is what the genre can do if we just let it. Movies like this and 'Lake Mungo' and 'Triangle' stay with you long after you've seen them. The characters are excellent and really carry the story. And yes I crushed hard on Courtney Bell...

1 comment:

  1. Two amazing films you picked there. Both gave me the heebie jeebies. Also, while not "as good" as those two flicks I saw a movie a week ago that was pretty decent. It was called V/H/S. Not all of the shorts are winners and if you're not a fan of shaky cam like in Blair Witch then pass on this one.