|08.03.14||Netflix|| I guess I liked this one a little better. I liked how the stories ALMOST existed in the same universe... with a little more direction they could have and that would've been cool... but instead it's about the same I think. |
I liked that Eduardo Sanchez shot his in Frederick. Fredneck represent!!! It was also a novel take on the zombie genre... Gareth Evans' one felt too similar to every other cult movie to me (most recently The Sacrament or whatever that Ti West movie was called). I guess the overall quality of this one was higher than the first (I was thinking today of how I forgot to mention how godawful that killer in the woods piece was in the last one... jesus), but I still felt pretty meh on it. I feel like horror is fun to make so they pull the trigger on the thinnest premise then use the same old tricks to hope for scares. I think there's maybe a version of these anthologies that are really good... that the music doesn't change whenever it's time to get scared and the tracking doesn't slip (???) whenever the bad guys are on screen and these found footage movies are not deftly edited together from 48 sources by some unseen hand... but so many of these little details are off that it doesn't accomplish its main goal which I believe is to feel authentic. It's like Rodriguez using his grindhouse filters...
anyway. these are finally off my instant queue, so that's good.