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Saturday, January 19, 2019

ESCAPE ROOM by Adam Robitel

The Plot: Six strangers are invited to participate on a “escape room” game, but soon they discovered that the game is for real and they must fight for their survival.

The Movie: I didn’t expect much from this movie; I thought it was a new CUBE or SAW, but, fortunately, it’s better than those movies. 
If, like me, you have been in an escape room you know you’re at a mercy of the people who’ll open the door when the game ends, and, for me, it was claustrophobic. Now imagine that, suddenly, you realize you’re at the mercy of people with bad intentions who don’t have any intention of letting you escape. That’s the premise of this horror thriller and, thanks to a group of interesting characters and a logic approach, director Adam Robitel manages to build some suspense and get our attention.
The cast lead by Taylor Russell and Logan Miller gives believable performances, making us care for what might happen to their characters. It’s not a new classic, but I enjoyed the ride.

My Rate: 6 (from 1 to 10)


Sunday, January 13, 2019

THE SKULL AWARDS – 2018

In 2018, opened in Lisbon 65 movies that can be englobed in the genres Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy/Fantastic. Of these I only saw 42 (65%) and it’s among these that I chose the best of the year. So here are my SKULL AWARDS 2018.







Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SUSPIRIA by Dario Argento – A Poster Gallery

The first time I saw Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA was on the 25thof June 1983, exactly one month before I turned 19 years old. I saw it on a midnight session on a cinema and I remember that I didn’t like it very much. I loved the sets, but I hated the dubbed soundtrack and the story didn’t make much sense. With time I come to appreciate it, especially the way it looks: the strong colors, the claustrophobic atmosphere, the theatrical set designs and the music. 

Now that the remake of Argento’s classic is possibly playing at a cinema near you, seems to me a good time to remember the original through a gallery of posters (including the one of the opening of the movie here in Lisbon, Portugal) and lobby cards of it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. 

Just click on the images to see them in bigger size.