The particular peculiarities and peccadilloes I find myself looking for in movies are hardly translatable to a being a good compass for anyone elses enjoyment of a film, so it hardly surprises me when my fandom for Prom Night isn't echoed very often. I do think not bringing particular expectations to what a slasher film is supposed to do can only help ones appreciation of Prom Night though. It is a goofy, oddball movie that benefits from its wonky pacing I think.Wooley wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:09 amHmmm... because I am an open-minded person, and I am, and because you are a poster I respect (who am I kidding, the distillation of RT down to the folks who are left here has made it so that I pretty much respect everyone's opinion around here, but you are reliable even if we don't agree) I am going to take your defense of this movie, which I have considered one of the two worst American theatrical-release horror movies I've ever seen, as meritorious and give it another spin.
It can't be this year, too many things left to finish, but I'll do it.
In fact, if you remind me, I'll lead off next year's Horrorthon with it.
The general coldness towards Horror Express though completely baffles me. There are def a few dumb things in it (the dinosaur thing) but I think it functions as a well above average classic horror film. If not a borderline great one. It does the genre well in mostly pretty traditional ways.
And, yeah, I've said it many times before but posters at RT have always been the high water mark for internet film discussion for me. If most critics took the time to really think about why they supposedly love films as an art form they just might start articulating that passion half as well as those on these boards.