cloverfield*

monkeysky asked:

If you were going to make a standalone horror movie (so not part of a series or extended story like PD, which isn't really totally horror anyway I guess), what would you have it be about?

I have a lot of ideas, though the one that always pops into my head first ((to the degree I’ve considered making a standalone comic/graphic novel of it first)) is ‘Cracks’
basically cracks start showing up all over town, mostly on the sidewalk and parking lot pavements, which nobody really is alarmed by since the town is older / kinda run down in places and has a “potholes, what potholes” type elected official. the main protagonist is a handyman ((well, handy woman. she’s a single mom in my head and somewhat inspired by my own mom)) who realizes something is kinda weird because she’s getting a lot of housecalls to fix cracks that are appearing in floors, walls, and fixtures of houses.
turns out creatures ((haven’t decided on a fixed design yet)) rise out of these cracks whenever they are stepped on, and chase/kill/possibly eat whoever did. the goal eventually becomes finding their point of origin, the original crack that’s spawning them to begin with, and seal it off again.

overall it would fall in the category of monster movies where the ‘horror’ aspect can be debated because it’s generally lighter in spirit, but the scares are definitely there/can still be effective. Something like Tremors, or Attack the Block. complete with some cheesy tagline like “they’ll break more than just your mother’s back” or something.

tbh i find those movies work really well, not because they’re exceptionally scary, but because you actually care more about the characters/feel actual concern for their safety. you want them to make it out of this, so you actually get worried when they’re in danger. a lot of horror movies fail to work for me because i go in already knowing everyone is doomed, so what even is the point of feeling any tension? for that style to work, there has to be some wicked scare-crafting skill at play to make up for it, and that’s honestly pretty rare.

and confession, i wouldn’t mind making found-footage type films too! probably with monsters in them. i am actually a total sucker for that style when it’s done well. blaire witch and cloverfield are two of my favorites, and while they exist on total opposite sides of the spectrum for tone/approach to wracking your nerves, i love em both.

whoops i’m ramblin

They shut down the entire story bridge in Brisbane yesterday for the 75th anniversary of it existing (happy birthday bridge) and had bands play on it and food stalls. I didn’t go because this sounds a lot like the beginning of every godzilla/cloverfield type movie, like you are just begging for aliens to come and destroy our shit if you’re going to go have thousands of people on a bridge at one time 

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Im dying hahaha, reposting from my twin @hopelikefire22, her and mom running from rogue fireworks. #happyfourth #usa #lightstuffonfire #cloverfield #fireworks

PEOPLE IN MY YEAR ACTIN SNOBBY ABOUT PEOPLE POSTINF STUFF ABOUT THE WEATHER LIKE JFC BITCH THAG SHIT WAS LIKE THE SAY AFTER TKMORROW AND CLOVERFIELD HAD A BABY FUCKIN CHILL

Whenever I see a disaster movie about monsters and the military or somebody is like, we must keep this a secret from the public for as long as possible I want to be like really?? I promise you somebody just snapchatted pictures of that kaiju. This secret keeping thing was a bad plan and you should feel bad for suggesting it. Tell everybody, get a good panic going is what I say. I want to have something to watch on MSNBC before I get stepped on/eaten.

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anonymous asked:

Are you looking forward to the new Star Wars movie?

Cautiously, yeah. I don’t think J.J. Abrams is a flawless director, but I think his obsession with creating and teasing mystery will be a breath of fresh air after George Lucas and his “everything must be named, explained, and have a detailed pre-existing history.”

But it’s like, you look at his big hits (Cloverfield, Super 8, etc), and I think you can see a lot of bad habits he suffers from. His obsession with teasing a mystery and not really having a satisfying conclusion, for example. And that’s usually because he hypes up a mystery and when we finally get a glimpse of the answer, it’s usually not worth all the excitement. Or, y’know, he just never gives us an answer at all.

I find neither to be particularly fun to experience. When left to his own devices, his endings are usually messy, abrupt, and confusing. I come to a movie for a complete story, not something where I have to go back and sift through clues so I can come to my own personal conclusion. Tell me what happened, dammit. That’s your job as a film maker. Otherwise I’m just going to be empty inside, and spend the rest of my life wondering if I’m wrong about my assumptions. I don’t want movies to leave me feeling empty! That’s what bad movies do!

And it was extra double annoying in Cloverfield because it felt like most of the “clues” came from a stupid ARG, and that’s like, a double sin. Not only do I not want to go back and sift through the clues in your movie to find where you’ve hidden the closure, I absolutely in no way want to go to a website and sift through clues as to where you’ve hidden the closure.

This is one place where I’m hoping there’s a bit of studio meddling and they keep Abrams on track to actually provide a good, clean ending (or as clean as it can be for a franchise expected to have many, many future sequels and spinoffs).

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6 random facts

Tagged by shameless-us-addictcaspersbastardchild, and northsfire
(I’m stealing from you guys, sorry i’m not sorry)

1. I got my driver’s license on my 4th try. I failed within the first 2 minutes on both my 1st and 3rd time. I don’t wanna talk about it. (I’m a much better driver now though)

2. I know how to knit, even though I’ve only ever made 3½ things(all scarves)

3. I was in one musical, against my wishes. It was Cabaret. Do you know how many Latin-Americans were in Germany in the 30′s? One, apparently.(They were desperate for guys and my friend guilt tripped me into it)

4. I get motion sick very easily. Found footage movies are impossible for me to watch (Blair Witch, Cloverfield, etc.)

5. I read the entirety of Mockingjay in one day. It was Thanksgiving Day and I hid from relatives in the upstairs closet with a flashlight. I was 24.

6. I like to eat. (and i’m also out of ideas)

How many people am I supposed to tag? I’ll do 6 to keep the theme going: penelopegrcia |  mickeysbubblebutt | palepinkgoat | the-rat-wins | youre-not-a-cat-youre-a-rat | mickeyswaitingforme

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The Conspiracy (2012)

Dir: Christopher MacBride

      So This movie wasn’t actually on my Watchlist but was recommended to me by a friend, so I watched it, and man was I impressed! So here is a review!

***Disclaimer*** Spoilers beyond this point. 

      Similar to the way I watched the previous movie I reviewed, I knew nothing about this film before starting it. Not knowing that it was a fictional ‘mock’umentary, I was fully convinced that this was actually a fairly low budget documentary made by only several guys up until about the thirty-five minute mark (This is considerably well into the film because of it’s short length). The cinematography wasn’t over the top and the quality was believable. Even after the point at which I had caught on, MacBride and his cinematographer Ian Anderson kept the visual aspects of the film very true the ‘found footage’ style. I found the editing, and particularly the sound editing, to be both seamless and very effective throughout the entire film. The use of continuing sounds from previous shots over the transition to a new shot kept the pace of the film quick and engaging. 

         Arron Poole and James Gilbert gave wonderful performances and demonstrated some phenomenal acting. They didn’t slip up a bit to let us know that the whole film was staged. It actually ended up being the lines of Jim’s wife, played by Melanie Scrofano, that seemed a bit unrealistic and tipped me off. The writing was very well done and made the film entirely believable up into the final minutes of the film, and then the ending even brought it back into the realm of reality. 

     Speaking of the ending, I think that the final lines of dialogue, frames of film, and performance by James Gilbert really made the film, and brought it full circle to the beginning. While we are told by Gilbert’s character the Aaron was apparently so upset about the ‘prank’ that the Tarsus Club pulled, it is almost insinuated that Aaron was actually murdered, and that the release of the film was another layer of cover-up that the Tarsus Club allowed to go into the public eye because a fictitious about their existence (and the possible consequences of discovering the truth) would cover their intentions even farther. This plays back to the beginning of the film where MacBride is teasing the audience into buying into the reality of these conspiracy theories.  

Overall I thought this was very well done and enjoyable, although slipped in quality near the end. 7/10

If you liked this you should watch: Cloverfield,  Kill List, Lunopolis