Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Guest
|09.24.11||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2011|
The second screening of this was cancelled due to it getting picked up so this was kind of crazy to get into. They're really cracking down this year on taking boarding passes and checking them against badges and the online ticketting is better but still very arbitrary and kind of changing all the time. Anyway, this is a straight-up horror about a family reunion spoiled by paramilitary types wearing animal masks. There was some humor which I appreciated and a girl kicks ass, but largely it felt like a follow-the-formula flick to me. AJ Bowen pulled his role off though and his end monologue was great (he was also hilarious in the Q&A). Actually all the performances were strong. I liked how, for whatever reason, half the cast were also directors. Guess they're all friends. Anyway, there's some good death gags, snappy editing, blah blah blah. it's a good movie, just no... transcendance, if that makes any sense.