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Monday, June 18, 2007

Midnite Movies: Wizard of Gore

Inexplicably, the original Wizard of Gore is one of my favorite movies of all time. I have viewed it way more than many "good" movies, and continue to enjoy it more with each viewing. It is a fine wine of a bad movie. There are many subtle tastes and aspects to it that are only revealed to the discerning viewer. To the novice, it is merely an amateurish insufferable hour and a half they will invariably feel was stolen from them. For me it has provided hours and hours of entertainment and more insight into the functions of film making and narrative than any Best Picture Winner I've ever seen.

The Wizard of Gore

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To my joy/ horror (yet to be decided) they recently decided to re-make this gem with none other than Crispin Hellion Glover at the helm. I've no doubt that he will be a more than capable Montag (perhaps too capable), but after finally catching a glimpse of the trailer, I have little hope left for the rest of the film. Although Jeffery Coombs (Herbert West of ReAnimator) has a role, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

Ultimately it will be up to us to decide what reality really is.

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