3/20/2008

Movies That Changed My Life

- While, Empire Strikes Back is clearly the best of the series, and the single film i have watched the most amount of times, Return blew me away as a child. I became obsesses with it and could not stop thinking or talking about it. My memories of seeing in the theatres, as a child, are still a part of me.


- before seeing this, black and white films, in my head, were all bloodless, but this masterpiece changed everything. it impacted me. now imagine how it most have impacted people back then. Along with Hammer Horror and, even more so, H.G. Lewis' gorefests, it helped usher in the splatter film. It remains my fifth fav film ever and Romero's best movie, at least IMHO.

- one of the greatest sequels ever made, and my second most viewed film ever, DOTD blew me away with it's amazing gore content and the great acting. The gory squibs made me think, yep that's what it most look like when someone gets shot, well minus the bright red color, of course. It remains Romero's second best film to date.

- My absolute fav film ever. This movie had me blabbering non-stop to my family and friends about it. I was just blown away. the gore, the humor, the characters, the acting, the babe that is Barbara Crampton. I developed a major crush on her, and THE classic scene with her and Dr. Hill's head, as well as her full frontal nudity, left a long lasting impression on my pre-teen mind. It is also one of those films that made me wanna make movies, myself.

- The definitive mix of action, sci-fi, and horror this film never, ever fails to get my adrenaline going. My jaw dropped, and still does, watching this film. Behold the beauty of the Alien Queen! Plus, the movie has a lot of heart, and that makes it even more memorable. A masterpiece in every way shape and form, this is my second fav film, ever!
- while I had already seen Argento's Creepers (aka Phenomena) and Inferno, nothing could prepare me for this masterpiece. This is one of the films that made me wanna make movies, stylistically it remains my biggest influence. The use of color, the amazing score, and the gore grabbed a hold of me. The first murder still impresses and blows me away to this very day.

- I will never forget staying up late to catch this on cable. The mix of humor and wild gore, to this very day is perfection. This one's style also influenced me a lot. I wanted to make stuff like this! Regardless of one might think of Sam Raimi today, this remains his best, arguably.

- The second greatest action film ever (the greatest is John Woo's very own Hard Boiled) the level of violence (ridiculous body count and ultra-gory squibs) had me drooling. it blew all of those whimpy Hollywood action films straight to hell. Basically, a wet-dream cum true for Sam Peckinpah, it is yet another HUGE influence on me. If I made an action film, it would surely be like this.

- perhaps one of the greatest movie going experiences I have ever had. The FX, the story, and the action blew me away then, and still do. One of those rare better than the awesome original sequels, which is another reason it impacted me.

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