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I’m one week into this crazy experiment and it seems to be going well. All told, I watched six movies:
- Devil’s Pass (2013)
- The House at the End of Time (2014)
- Housebound (2014)
- Poltergeist (1982)
- Poltergeist (2015)
- Suspiria (1977)
Of these six movies I would only give one a hard pass (Devil’s Pass… no pun intended). As for the other five, here’s where I rate them:
- Worth Seeking Out (i.e. Worth Paying For): Housebound
- Worth Watching via Free Streaming: The House at the End of Time, Poltergeist (1982), and Suspiria
- Worth Watching on an International Flight or While Doing Work: Poltergeist (2015)
- Worth Avoiding and Doing Something Better with Your Time: Devil’s Pass
I’m not sure what next week holds for me and, as I mentioned yesterday, I’ll probably be a bit light on movie watching for the next couple of days. However, later in the week I’m sure I’ll play a few more rounds of Netflix Roulette (even Devil’s Pass couldn’t scare me away), I’m thinking I might revisit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I may do a marathon of the Insidious movies. I’ll hopefully be doing the last one with a friend of mine, who, in general, is more forgiving of horror movies than I am. She thoroughly enjoyed the first Insidious, while I was less impressed… but more on that next week.
Lingering thought: The more I reflect on The House at the End of Time the more I think about The Orphanage. I had this feeling about halfway through watching the movie, but I didn’t include it in my original post because I thought it may be a bit reductionist. In other words, I was afraid that I was comparing the two simply because they were from Spanish speaking countries. Now, though, the more I think back on the film I feel that there are some legitimate parallels. I can’t really say what they are as they would give away key plot points (of both films), but if any of you have seen both I like to get your thoughts on this… am I crazy (not in general, because I already know I am, but crazy for seeing similarities between these two movies)?
That’s all for now. Until next week.
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