by Nile Fortner
Remember When We All Thought Eli Roth Was Going to Be The Next Wes Craven?
Remember when us horror fans all thought writer, producer, and director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) was going to be the next Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream)? His early films, like ‘Cabin Fever’ and Hostel, were fun, scary, funny, and Eli Roth had an amazing start and career into the world of horror films.
Fast forward a few years, and I now have a love hate relationship with this person. ‘Aftershock’ was in my opinion a decent film the first time I saw it. After viewing eliit again, the film is not as good. It is pretty much the cast of the ‘Hangover’ in a very mediocre horror film. ‘The Green Inferno’, could have been so much more. However, from what he delivered, I thought once again it was just decent. I actually like Eli Roth, he is one of my favorite directors, and even reminds me of myself in a way. He is has proven himself to be knowledgeable in the horror department, and from interviews, he seems to have a passion for the art of film.
This is going be a difficult film to talk about without spoilers, so if I let anything slip, I apologize in advance. Truthfully though you should have already seen Mother! before reading this review because it’s a film worth knowing as little about it as possible before going in. That way you can hate it on your own terms because trust me, this will piss a LOT of people off! But if you’re into weird, creepy stuff like me, you might love it.
by Nile Fortner
I am someone who is actually a fan of ‘The Mist’ novel by Stephen King. I actually consider it one of my favorite novels, and I have read it a couple of times. I even went back and read it before the first episode aired on Spike TV. This may not be the most popular thing to say, but I am actually a fan of the movie as well. I consider it one of my favorite movies because it works with a tight budget, and proves you can have a compelling story that is mainly character driven. The only thing that didn’t work for me was the ending of that film. I will never forget that ending, so that’s good. On the other hand, it’s an ending that makes your heart feel like it was hit by a ton of bricks.