May 21, 2006

2 movies, one good one bad

Tonight we watched The Green River Killer, a movie based on the true killings of over 48 prostitutes. Rleased in January of this year it could quite possibly be the worst movie I have ever seen. Not a single recognizable name in the cast, A director I've never heard of, and just plain bad graphics and production. Lion's Gate released this pile of shit on the public, and for the life of me I can't guess why. I'd guess the film's budget was around $200,000 tops.
It was filled with bad editing, a narrative that I guess was supposed to give us insight into the mind of the killer, but was just stupid and annoying, and graphic autopsy scens that had nothing to do with the film. It's just cheap bad porn. Pure crap.
And I watched every minute so you don't have to....

On The other side of the spectrum

This movie was great. Filmed in Australia and supposedly based on actual events it is both suspenseful and scary as hell. Great acting, beautiful cinematography, and wonderful directing. This movie captivated me and kept me spellbound.

It starts off as a road trip for three twenty somethings, 1 guy and two girls off on an adventure. After visiting a national park they discover their car is dead. Being in the middle of nowhere they are thrilled when a kind stranger offers help. And this is when their world starts to go to hell.

Not for the squeamish, but totally satisfying, this is a great movie.

So Don't bother with Green River Killer, get Wolf Creek and watch it twice.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Thanks for the good (or bad, as it were) word on "Green River Killer," I love true crime, and would have definitely checked this out .. I also LOVED Wolf Creek