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|09.24.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
People on a subway car are caught off guard when a Christian religious group get are paged with a message letting them know the apocalypse has started and it's time to start "saving" (read: stabbing to death with crucifix daggers) everyone in sight.
Right off the bat, I have to mention that in the Q&A afterward, someone asked if you could buy those crucifix daggers anywhere. is it scary or funny? you tell me because I'm Not Sure.
So I think maybe this and Timecrimes are getting the biggest positive word-of-mouth of this festival. It's interesting because I think neither of these have distribution because they're such a tough sell. Hopefully enough people will write and/or talk about both these films so they get picked up by someone and can be seen by more people. There are spoilers below so if you don't think you'll ever see this then read on.
I think what a lot of people are responding to are... well, two things. The first is that the ending takes you to a place where there's a distinct possibility that these crazy christians that have spent the whole movie being antagonists were actually right and were saving people from the hellish torment of the demons that were on their way up to Earth. It's a pretty awesome twist on the movie without it being a twist like "ta DA!!!" like Shyamalan twists. But there's also a little subplot dealing with muffins so the ending is deliberately ambiguous as to whether the demons are real or hallucinations. When asked during the Q&A the director answered by saying the clues were there and his goal was to get people talking about it afterward. The second reason why people like it (i think) is that there's a gag with a pregnant girl where she gets stabbed and the baby comes out and high-fives the mother as they both die. It's awesome but apparently offensive to some people (pussies!)
So... I myself liked the film. I don't think it's the best thing ever but it's done very well and pretty effective and man does it take BALLS to make christians the homicidal maniacs in your horror movie. You have to respect that (That's probably all you'll be able to do since I can't see any distributor putting this movie in theaters). It also got major extra points when I learned that the writer/director also completely financed the film. I have no clue what the budget was but it looked good. Like a real movie. Like a Hollywood movie. And the effects were good and not cheap at all. I'm absolutely sure it looked at least twice as expensive as it really was.
Definitely good and I hope it gets seen by others.