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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Is Horror?

I'm constantly disappointed by horror films.
Well, I used to be. Lately, I've just not watched any because I can never find horror movies that actually scare me.

So my wuss friend Josh blogged about how frightening he found the Japanese horror film Audition. I'd heard about the film before and decided to watch to see if it was really as scary/disturbing/disgusting as everyone thought it was...

And it wasn't.

Now I did jump ONCE (in the scene photographed above) but I didn't think the last 15 minutes were creepy or horrific at all!
I don't want to ruin the film for anyone who hasn't seen it, but towards the end of the film, some Hostel-like gross stuff is supposed to happen. And it REALLY wasn't bad at all. Worse stuff happens in Misery!

But despite not being horrorfully fulfilled by the film, I didn't dislike it.

My favorite part was the actual audition.
Context: basically this hombre loses his wife and decides to hold auditions for a new wife. Well he pretends the audition is for a movie, but he is really judging the actresses on how well they will fill the role of his future wife.
I loved the questions the candidates were asked.

I was sad when the auditions came to an end...

Obviously I watched a version of the film with the most supreme subtitles.

My favorite subtitle appeared in an ad for the fake casting call that turned into wife auditions.
The woman reading the ad promises that if you show up to the casting call, you can be as famous as...

If I could get anywhere near Audery Hurpin's level of fame, I'd show up to the audition too!

11 comments:

Nathan V. said...

The last twenty minutes were mildly disturbing. The look of pleasure on her face is bizarre, but as I said on Josh's blog, "Deeper Deeper Deeper" is what i found the most creepy. You're right though, no jumping, just mild creepage. I was nervous most of the movie BECAUSE Josh said it was so bad. It was a good movie though.

Michelle M. said...

Well gosh, who should I listen to - Enrico or Josh?? should I see this or not?? What to do, what to do...

Those subtitles are awesome.

john said...

Enrico: I never thought I'd have reason to call you a jaded queen. I can't believe you weren't creeped out by **SPOILERS** her using the saw to cut off his foot. The look on her face was just wrong.

(I'm totally kidding about you being a jaded queen.)

Polt said...

Audrey Hurpin, oh no one will EVER reach the heights of HER fame...at least not in Japan.

HUGS...

hoteltuesday said...

Nathan: Me too! I was waiting for the creepy part to happen that scared Josh away. Too bad it never came.

Michelle M.: You should still see it! I liked it, but didn't find it disturbing at all.

John: Of course you are :D
And no, that wasn't bad. I've seen worse.

Polt: I LOVE me some Audery Hurpin. I think Josh and I will eventually be more famous than she is.

Tam said...

I don't like scary movies and especially nothing that involves cutting off body parts. Ewwwww. Sometimes the subtitles can be funny. But I'll pass big time on this one.

that's J-O-S-H said...

Guess I'm a big, big baby. Waaah waaah! Chutz up!

David said...

Perhaps since you liked the subtitles, you'd enjoy this site: http://www.engrish.com/

hoteltuesday said...

Tam: The gruesome parts only happen in the last 15 minutes! The rest is pretty good. You should watch!

josh: Yeah, but we already knew that, so it's ok.

David: Yes! I love engrish.com. It makes me actually lol.

christie said...

ross and i watched this movie together a while ago and i didn't think it was scary at all either. i mean, every horror movie is (at least) slightly disturbing. i haven't seen anything lately that really scares me, though. if you want to see entertaining (entertaining, not scary) horror movies, watch the evil dead series or any of romero's dead movies.
oh i just remembered, the texas chainsaw remakes scared me. go for those!

Anonymous said...

I just watched it last night. The more I think about it, the better it gets. It wasnt as bad at the end as I thought (in fact it was pretty tame and ended too soon, she never really got started...) but what is most disturbing is how she comes alive. She is no longer submissive, shy and apologetic. She is confident, in command and ruthless. She seems so happy! Thats what spooks me, the transformation. And the 'riki riki riki' part! Brrrrrrrr....