April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to each month. That being said, we start the month off with Dead Ringers and The Last Temptation of Christ. Both a little controversial. Both created by visionary directors. Both a little unsettling.
One of our movies this week is full of magic and wonder. Swords and sorcery. The other one is a bit more murder-y. We explore the adventurous world of Willow alongside the dark streets of Chicago being haunted by a possessed doll: Willow & Child’s Play.
Take the cast of ALIENS and put them in Oklahoma… and make them vampires. Then you’ve got Kathryn Bigelow’s feature film directing debut: NEAR DARK.
(I wonder what Paul Reiser would’ve looked like as a vampire…)
It’s the epic love story for the ages: Girl meets boy. Girl marries boy. Girl is bored with husband and has affair with husband’s brother. Brother-in-law gets bored with the limits of earthly pleasure and pain and gets ripped apart and taken to another dimension. Girl moves into brother-in-law’s old house and ultimately discovers undead skinless brother-in-law in the attic. Girl begins to seduce and murder random men to help restore brother-in-law’s physical body. Eventually demon/angel with pincushion head shows up and raises hell.