Since every other thread in Cafe Society is dedicated to Star Wars, I felt like a change of pace.
Last year, a horror movie starring Snoop Dogg was released, it was called Bones, and it frikkin’ rocked. It seems that many people dissagree with me, though. Critics savaged it, even horror fans dissed it.
My guess is that it was too “specialised” for most to get into, it combined the classic Italian horror style of the 60’s and 70’s with the “blaxploitation” fims of the 70’s and hip-hop culture. Most who hated it compared the character of Bones with Freddy Krueger, while those of us who enjoyed it saw him more as a cross between Superfly and Baron Blood. The cross cutting of “gothic” and “urban” using different film stocks and lighting was very intriguing visually.
So, can I get a “hell yeah”? Or am I the only one here who liked it?
I don’t know, I’m just here for the McCoy jokes.
D’oh, I hadn’t thought of that.
Oh well, at least Trek is a step up from Wars.
“This is the story of Jimmy Bones/ Black as night and hard as stone.”
DeForrest Kelly was neither black as night, nor hard as stone. I mean, he was scared of frikkin’ rabits in Night of the Lepus.
grendel, with a horror movie for any occasion.
I remember seeing previews for this that really made me laugh. It was good, huh? Hmmm. I wonder how well it would work as a rental…
I thought it was really cool, and so did the friends who saw it with me, but as I said a lot of poeple disagreed with us. I would wholeheartedly recommend it if you’re into Euro-horror and/or “blaxploitation”. If you aren’t, it would probably help if you have seen Superfly, Baron Blood, Suspiria, The Mack and the like, just to get some of the references; most of the people who didn’t like it didn’t seem to get the references.
If you were hoping for Nightmare on Elm Street you might be dissapointed. Save it for a free rental if you aren’t all that into the type of movie it is.