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Movie Details

Title:   Hard Candy
Director:   David Slade
Year:   2005
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.14.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- 30 Days of Night

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.14.06Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006
After that it was a quick jaunt over to South Lamar to get in the already-long line for Hard Candy. The last horror movie that I was here to see and this interested in was The Lost (I blame the alternate poster... and Misty Mundae)... so this time around I was a little more apprehensive. both Jarrette and Eric said it was good, but Jarrette didn't want to see it again... so who knows, right?

Well... the movie pretty much kicked my ass.

I think the trailer spoils almost the entire movie, so that really sucks... but Micah stopped watching it like 30 seconds in so the big twist/idea of the movie was new to him. After that happens though, the movie didn't go where I thought it would... it pretty much barraged me with intensity and tension until the last frame and left me absolutely exhausted. It's almost as if it were some really dramatic stageplay or something where you feel competely worn out at the end because of how many emotions are thrown around... except it's a teenaged girl and a tied up thirtysomething guy. One sequence in particular had every guy in the room squirming like hell... I think the filmmakers can take some pride in making all of us in the theater their bitch.

The director and writers and producers were there afterward but for some reason the SXSW guys always limit the Q&As to like 5 questions. I hate that... they're always jumping in telling them "One more" even if, like this case, there's no more movies playing in that theater for the entire night. Why have the people there if you don't let them talk? bah.
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