August 3rd, 2008

Hypnotoad

HALF WAY THERE!!!!

 50&51/100

50. The Stepford Wives (1975)- "Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents."  It's hard to imagine the impact this film had in the 70's.  Imagine watching the film when being a "Stepford Wife" wasn't an adjective.  Imagine watching in an era, when women were first organizing and leaving the home.  Imagine when we didn't expect tons of blood and gore throughout our horror films. I will bet in the 70's this film had a huge impact.  I can remember watching it for the first time as a 12 year old, and thinking, "HOLY SHIT!"  But now fast forward 30 years...the pace of the film feels slow and  many viewers will be impatiently waiting for the "big revelation", (especially since the movie runs almost two hours) and feel let down.  This film may not work for many modern day viewers BUT if you enjoy pulling yourself back into another place and time in our history...then watch Stepford Wives and just imagine the impact it had on viewers in the 1970's! I was able to do that and therefore rate it a 7/10.

51. The Lost Boys (1987)- "After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires."  This was my third viewing of The Lost Boys.  What I can I say...I LOVE IT!  I don't think I really loved horror until this one came around.  It's the training film, so to speak, for future vampire enthusiasts and lovers of horror in general.  It is a great comedy/horror that has stood the test of time.  It was good and relevant in 1987 and it still works in 2008.  How many movies can do that!?  Trust me, you will really be able to "sink your teeth into this one" (okay stop booing, I know it was a bad pun).  I give this movie a 9/10 and it might be worth viewing just to see Kiefer Sutherland with cool white hair or for the awesome soundtrack.