||[Mar. 10th, 2007|01:28 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Friday night, laurenpburka called me up & asked if I wanted to see Gwoemul (aka The Host, English title) with her. It's a Korean flick, with subtitles, she says. She offered to tell me about it or just let myself be surprised, but she promised that, either way, it would make me laugh.
So I said "OK!" and ended up dragging Eric P. (who's back living in MA again) along with us.
Upon spying a poster for this movie, as we walked into the Kendall Square Theater, we got a big hint about what sort of movie it was gonna be. It depicted a very small girl wrapped in a really big tentacle, sticking up out of dark, murky water.
Ayep. Horror movie. The funniest, goofiest, most well-made horror flick since my all-time favorite, Tremors.
If you like your horror flicks liberally mixed with comedy, but still able to startle you and be shocking as hell, in addition to being surprisingly affecting and sad, this flick is for you. Big thumbs up!
Damn. DAMN. Weird dreams tonight, I'll bet.
Edit: By the by, thanks again laurenpburka, I really enjoyed it!