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|11.15.07||Terror Thursday|| AKA Nightmare in a Damaged Brain. The second "real" Terror Thursday at the Ritz and the first one bumped to the small house. Hmmmm. Peoples' fears of a New World Alamo take one step closer to Alex Jones-paranoia. So the dual sold-out lines streaming from the Ritz doors made for rough going for all the people who tried to get through the sidewalk, apparently not realizing that the entire street was blocked off and ready for their drunken stumbling. At least there was a guy shooting watermelons in the face with an air gun.|
Once the lucky first 90 of us got inside and scrambled to seats not in the front row, the troubles didn't wash away. Sound issues made for a rather lengthy break in the film with the first 30% of the film harassed by an insistent buzz and the latter 70% played at extreme low volume, not helped by the 3 or 4 jerkasses having their own conversations and yelling at the screen. And when the film finally started to unspool again, it was out of order. I can't really say I caught this while I was viewing it since the film is structured with very explicit title cards and was mostly in a disjointed abstract (read: not quite coming together) style i figured the flashback from night 5 to night 3 was deliberate. I guess it wasn't.
So it's fair to say that my viewing experience was compromised. An off night, bound to happen.
I liked the movie ok. I liked the gore at the end with the axe in the dude's face and the blood gushing out.