There are bad movies, and then there are bad movies.
I admit that I occasionally enjoy watching a real stinker, from the comfort of my own chesterfield where I guffaw loudly and exchange pointed barbs at said crap film with the rest of the zombies.
I actually enjoyed Ben and Arthur, which for years topped (bottomed?) IMDB's Worst Movie of All Time List, but last night we watched The Strangers and it was just plain DULL. The first time one of the silent masked soon-to-be killers appeared in the background of the screen and then disappeared, to which the main characters remained oblivious, was rather effective. But obviously the film makers forgot the rule of three, because those silent masked soon-to-be killers just kept silently popping in and out of the background like Whack-a-Moles and the main characters just kept remaining oblivious to them. Very quickly those soon-to-be killers just became annoying.
And don't even get me started on Liv Tyler's whining whisper. How the wimpiest character in film managed to be the only survivor of the blood bath is beyond me.
Oh, did I just spoil it? Saved you 90 minutes.
Here's some yin for yon yang.
It's the free download of People Got a Lotta Nerve, a single from Neko Case's forthcoming album, Middle Cyclone. Enjoy it in good conscience, knowing that for every blog who reposts this song, Neko Case and ANTI will donate $5 to the Best Friends Animal Society.
Here's how you can repost the song on your blog, and help with the cause.