|10.19.08||Internet|| Gearing up for Halloween, I wanted to watch a scary movie that I hadn't seen for a while and remember actually affecting me. I remember Deliverance being one of the few movies that I approached after hearing all of the famous bits about it and still enjoying it as if seeing it cold. Plus I went on a road trip through the carolinas and Tennessee not too long after seeing this and that... had an effect on my mood. Kudzu can be pretty creepy, man.|
Anyway, This was still good although not as powerful as the first time. I love how random and casual the infamous encounter was; how the mountain men were not mutated gigantic Wrong Turn monsters but just poor rednecks in their environment. It's also helped out a lot by the quality of the four leads. You really believe these guys are out there.
Cool times. I still think it's great. The cinematography is spectacular and it's exemplary of those early 70s slow build movies that seem to be polar opposite to today's seizure pacing.