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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Session 9 Movie Review | Psychological Horror Which Received The Tittle of Cult Classic Movie

December 18, 2022 0
Session 9 Movie Review | Psychological Horror Which Received The Tittle of Cult Classic Movie

Psychological Horror Which Received The Tittle of Cult Classic Movie

Session 9 ( 2001 )  Movie Review & Film Summary  

Since Brad Anderson's emergence in the film  industry we can find a kind of fresh formula from the 80's in the 2000s to the present day because his film is so sticky with genres - genres that are quite complicated. He is known as a director who focuses his films in the Psychological genre and also Thriller movies, although the first 2 films are Next Stop Wonderland 1998 and Happy Accidents 2000 which if I think these two movies are a bit mellow yahh before he is known as a fierce director hahaha. And even more so since he released Psychological Horror Thriller entitled Session 9, I felt a new tension from the horror shutter that circulated in the 2000s. 

A new form of synergy in the horror shutter of Session 9 apparently also received a lot of scathing criticism from horror seniors, But there is no need to worry because this movie remains as scary even though the criticism has similarities that lead to Stainley Kubrick's film entitled The Shining ( 1980 ).  But to be honest, according to the results of the wild analysis that I found, it seems that Brad Anderson was referenced and influenzaed by Sutrada Alfred Hitchcock, Because the tension and paranoia effect provided by Session 9 is almost - almost equal to the film - the film directed by the legendary director. 

Back to the topic, Session 9 itself is a film that is so complex to explain because the cinematography toy in this film is a bit tripping and it's really fun to visualize it orally. And the Screen writing and narration of this film was so wild and un-predictable for us when we first watched it, Because I think Brad Anderson who collaborated with Stephen Gevedon in the creation of the script they were already far above a different level ( His writing skills mean _^ ).

The atmosphere given in session 9 is also different levels of tension along with horror, because Brad Anderson combines elements of Horror with Psychological Thriller so that it mutates into a horror film with a different level of horror than the usual horror films. Just like The Shining movie, Session 9 is not a movie that features Ghosts in physical form, Brad Anderson's Horror Portrayal is more of a psychological mind game that contains puzzles accompanied by horror in the narrative that Brad made, with the background story set against the backdrop of a historical building that has not been operated on for a long time, namely a psychiatric hospital called Danvers State Mental Hospital As a location spot that Brad  Anderson used it in the film, Making this movie seem more creepy.

Now from the location of the shoot spot that is allocated in an old and historic building, it seems that the narrative from Session 9 underlies the plot of the story that leads to a person or a disease related to the psyche, mind, and also the mental. That's why this film is called Psychological Horror which is full of puzzles that concern the 3 things above, when the audience watches the film.



Simple Plot :

Starting with Gordon Fleming, the leader of an old building cleaning group, Scene begins with Gordon being cheered up  by Phill because he is going through a period of money crisis, From the beginning of the Scene we have been shown by Fuzzy feeling which leads to a scene full of puzzles - puzzles by the nature of these two characters that will later make the audience ambiguous in predicting the narrative in this film.

Then proceed to an old building that they will later work on to clean up, starring 5 professional actors who have starred in underrated films with a variety of crazy genres! They are David Caruso (Phil), Peter Mullan (Gordon Fleming),  Josh Lucas (Hank), Brendan Sexton III (Jeff), even Screen writer Stephen Gevedon (Mike) also took part in broadcasting the Session 9 storyline with different levels of tension.  

These five characters will be shrouded in horror that would never have been thought of from the beginning of the story, Because Brad Anderson packs it in a psychological form that is highlighted more on the behavior of each character, So it makes it a bit difficult to guess where the plot leads to end.


Not only is the narrative packaging super unpredictable, all the elements in session 9 are all very well worked out, especially for the visual shots that are made like classic movies so as to add to the impression of horror on a different level.

I can't explain it succinctly for you because you must watch it yourself for those who like the Psychological Horror Genre, And for myself, Session 9 is one of the best horror films of several other horror films in the 2000s that became very popular year after year, so that is one of the factors that made this film included in the popular list of Cult Films  which has special fans. As we know in 2021, it is already difficult to find horror movies with different levels of horror in this year. 


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

December 17, 2022 0
Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie


Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

Possession 1981 movie review

Director : Andrez Zulawski – Are you a person who is very addicted to horror  films?  This time  stoneeman will  discuss one of the films with the  title of  cult classic  horror that  will give a horror  sensation that is different from other horror films.  


Possession 1981 is a psychological horror drama film that has a very wild  narrative to be digested by   normal thoughts. Psychological Horror, which was worked on  by a  polish  director,  is indeed very wild and in addition to Possession 1981, Andrez Zulawski also  worked on The   Devil (1972  ), On The Silver Globe (1988) Both movies that   he  had previously worked on Garap is two of the best movies  with cult classic movie titles in the 1970's era.

Andrez Zulawski is one of the  directors who also pursued the  development of  cult classic movies in the old era.  Andrez Zulawski Director from  Poland also has   different characteristics in every work  on the  film, starting from the visuals, sound, and  also the narrative;    he made it in  a very exhibitionist form even more so  in his visual  cultivation. 


From polish directors  I know like Wjociech Has & Roman Polanski In scena the film 'poland' has a very wild visual  & narrative, the  most distinguishing is the  visual  style found in polish films  has a unique distinctive & different sensation  from other directors.


Continuing to the  topic of our discussion  , namely possession 1981, Possession 1981 is the  only Andrez Zulawski film  that uses English because  the 1981 possession film collaborated with   the American novelist 'Frederic   Tuten', In working on the narrative  Andrez & Frederic collaborated to create a narrative that would shake the  psychological of  the audience.  


 Possession's  film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival  in  1981, the interesting thing is that this  film  was  banned in  several  countries because it   was disgusting to be watched by several groups of  people.   Inseparable from that for me this film  is still the  best cult classic horror in the  1980's, moreover  the  female actor who became the  antagonist of this film  was crowned as a cast member best in her role in this 1981 possession film, she is isabelle Adjani.



Synopsis & Explanation



Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie
Isabelle Adjani & Sam Neill

Before we enter the  synopsis of  this film,   first introduce the two characters who will play roles in this legendary psychological horror classic film  .  The two main characters in this film  are Isabelle Adjani  (Anna)  & Sam Neil (Mark).


Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

The scene begins  with a meeting with Mark  who finally meets  his wife Anna who   wants to ask mark for a divorce  , With reasons that are not specific enough anna leaves mark and his son Bob who   is still very small.

Because the plot in this film is very  complicated to digest and there are so many   scenes  / scenes that  are not easy to understand because they have a very  deep  meaning between the  storyline & the roles of these two characters. With the nuances of psychological horror whose narrative plot is filled with mystery that can make our logic spin When watching it, Stoneeman will explain a little bit of the main plot of this film.

Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

Possession 1981 is a  horror film  that can drain all our feelings and minds because of its very wild narrative, After Mark goes through a  bed split  with anna  mark discovers  that anna  has an affair with Heinrich ( Heinz  Bennent  ). Finally,        mark's  domestic condition with Anna became more heated and there were a lot of  violent scenes that could not be expressed by a series of words.


The situation between mark and anna which was already chaotic finally became even more strange because of  anna's behavior that made mark want to investigate,  mark's  investigation began When  mark  went to see Heinrich and got anna   no longer  With Heinrich.


As we have said above,  this psychological horror film  is the best, because it  has a very deep meaning  & meaning in a divorce that can damage all happiness in   alive.


Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

Speaking of happiness, this 1981 possession  film  is the  film with the  cruelest  narrative stoneeman has ever  discussed.  Because  this film  is packaged into a horror  film, of course, the  story or  narrative in this film  cannot be separated from a sect or belief in Christians about the  power of the devil that has  exists in this world.


The depiction of the devil  in this   film  is also similar to  that of rosemary's baby ( 1968 ), Like a cult of movie  fans with satanic  elements in it, I honestly don't want to reveal this part   in  this discussion.  But if you want to find out the  similarities of the 1981  possession movie you can find it  in the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby.  



Possession 1981 Movie Review | Obscured Psychological Horror Movie

  As I  have said above that the  plot in the 1981 possession  is very difficult to  explain, even I  myself need to watch this film  repeatedly because  of the narrative  & also   the taking  The visuals in this film   really have a deep  meaning.  

And not only that, in this 1981 possession film, there are also  scenes that will drain a  lot of  our emotions and feelings.   Like  the scene  above isabelle is being filled with anger like a trance.    Isabelle Adjani's  perfomance above was one of the  wildest  moments where she earned the  title of the best performer of this 1981 possession film.


Conclusion & Self Interpretation

For me Psychological Horror like possession 1981 is a  new formula for the  application of psychological horror this year, And indeed this 1981 possession  managed to become a film that was loved by   cults/cultists  cult classic horror   because it has a different horror characteristic and sensation.

Films like possession 1981  are  psychological horror films  that are hidden from the  public   because this film  can be said to be  an underatted film because of the  use of a budget that is not too large, unlike   a boxoffice movie that  we will very easily meet in public.


And also from this film we can also learn that divorce is something very scary if it happens / happens to us in real life, This film is a depiction that is so real & creepy if the narrative in this film is indeed depicted for someone's suffering if they experience a divorce in a family relationship that they have built.


Friday, December 2, 2022

7 films with the title of Midnight Movies You Should Watch in 2023

December 02, 2022 0
7 films  with the  title of Midnight Movies You Should Watch in 2023


7 film you should watch in the middle of the night
7 film you should watch in the middle of the night

Holla,  today will discuss/provide a reference to the film which is certainly very interesting & memorable When you watch it at midnight.  The following  are 7 films  with the  title of cult classic movie  that you must watch at  night, you can say from the  seven films below that  I will explain later there    are indeed  Several films that have received the  title of cult classic movie because they are worked on by directors who pursue & implement the development of cult classic movies to date. 


 Immediately you look at  7 movies with the  title of cult classic movie that  you must watch at midnight  :



1. The Thing ( 1982 )

Directors : John Carpenter 


The Things 1982 was a  cult classic movie that became one of the  best science fiction horror  films in  the golden year of  cult classic movie  development in the   1980's. The Things 1982 was worked on by the director who  has the  title 'The master of horror  fiction' he is  John Carpenter, The things itself is one of the best horror productions  from several other films  that have indeed received a lot  Good appreciation  from the cult classic horror community.


The Thing 1982 is   a perfect meal for you   midnight movies connoisseurs, this movie that gets the title of  cult classic movie  has a distinctive that is attached to the narrative & visuals.


2. To Die For ( 1995 ) 

To Die For 2005 Film

Directors : Gus Van Sant


To Die For 1995 is a biographical  film packaged into a satirical/black comedy film directed  by  Gus van Sant, and screenwriting by    bucky henry. To Die for is  a film  biography adapted from the  novel  of the  same name written by novelist 'Joyce Maynard'.


The film is inspired by a  novel that tells the story of a tragedy   of premeditated murder  committed by 'pamela smart', because this film is worked on by  a director  who does have the title of director who   Many elevate  marginal  cultures/marginalized subcultures.   With  his distinctiveness,  he is also  included in the group of  directors who preserve the development of cult classic movies to this day.


To Die For    is   a must-watch because it  is based on  a  true story that  takes place in the real world  & this film  has an appeal that is filled with sensuality, obsession so as to make a film    this is  one of  the midnight movie  groups because it  has elements that can hypnotize the audience when watching it at  midnight. 

3. Buffalo '66 ( 1998 ) 

Director : Vincent Gallo 

Vincent Gallo is a Director and Main Actor in this film, It can be said that Vincent Gallo is a Multitallent artist who did have a different Taste in the making of Buffalo '66.


With a lead actor named Billy Brown who has just Escaped from his five-year prison term. During his time in prison he lied to his parents that he had a job and was married. But when he quickly visits his parents' house he kidnaps a dancing woman named Layla, Lalu devises a lie so that he can escape the bad shadows of his parents towards him. But Billy brown also holds a grudge against Scott wood because scott wood has plunged him into jail for losing the bet. But Billy realizes that his actions are a mistake that will plunge him back into the Detention Cell, and plus he realizes he has found his love interest, Layla. And happy ending!!

Indeed, when you hear the movie that ends up Happy ending is a very practical thing and is very often found in movies today. However, according to the cave, there is an important message contained in this film that is especially shown to someone who experiences mental illnesss ( Mental disorders ) or Bipolar Disorder !

4. Big Bad Wolves ( 2013 ) 

Directors : Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

The film directed by these two people is Crime,Thriller from Israel which makes the cave interested in listing this Movie/Movie in the reference that Gua will share this time. Gua was attracted to this film because it combines elements of Thriller-Crime and Dark Komedy which makes this film interesting to watch.


At the beginning of this movie scene, 2 girls and one boy are seen playing hide-and-seek in an empty house, and suddenly one of the girls disappears. And the scene turned to the police who had found the main suspect who was being interrogated inside an empty house.

Indeed, there have been many cases of kidnapping of little girls that lead to rape and murder, And one of the main suspects has been caught, namely Dror (Rotem Keinan) a teacher who was released because it has not been proven, But because there were eyewitnesses who recorded when the police interrogated Dror and uploaded it on the internet, The video became a boast - a boast of the community and Dror was temporarily quit his job.

But the investigation is still continuing and finally the girl's body is found, Because the father cannot take it for granted because his daughter was killed he also intervenes to unmask the Dror. Gidi ( Tzahi Grad ) is the father of the murdered girl is a military veteran who conducts investigations in his way, And he also cooperates with Micki a policeman to interrogate Dror in a cruel way.

Anyway, you must watch this film to fill your free time, with suspense and also full of mystery, The dynamics of this film become very good and make the audience curious.

5. Cashback ( 2006 ) 

cashback 2006 movie poster

Directors : Sean Ellis 

Cashback 2006 is a romance/comedy movie that contains artistic elements in a British style directed by Sean Ellis, The movie directed by Sean Ellis deserves thumbs up because initially this movie was only exhibited at an art exhibition in 2004 as a short film, Then Sean also developed the short movie he made into a 1hr42-minute film by combining the British style and artistic elements that we can understand if  We understand more deeply about the delivery of this movie.

At first, at first glance, this movie was a biography because the storytelling style in this movie was divided into 2 directions, namely Present time and past time which focused on the life process of Ben Willis (the main character). But it turns out that this is all the result of a thought written by Sean Ellis himself. From the visual concept and also the storyline in this movie, it is very exciting because it smells - an artistic smell that is combined with comedy-romance so that it creates a taste like watching a semi-biographical movie.

6. Odd Thomas ( 2013 ) 


Directors : Stephen Sommers


Odd Thomas 2013 is  a mystery  /thriller  film with a supernatural  feel like a horror film but the  essence of horror in  this film is not so thick, this film is more inclined to the mystery disclosure made  by  the main character  is Odd Thomas who has supernatural  powers like an indigo  child.


Odd   Thomas 2013 is worked on with a fairly simple  narrative  for the  mystery  film  because it  is combined with supernatural  elements, more precisely this film  can be said to be a science fiction horror that  of course,  you  must watch it at night  because this movie  is included in the Midnight Movies  group.




7. The Call ( 2013 )

 Directors : Brad Anderson


The Call 2013 was the  best psychological crime/thriller movie  in  2013, This film was worked on by a director  who is classified as a  cultivator who helped preserve the  development of cult classic movies this year.  He  is  Brad Anderson, a producer who has a  distinctive psychological  element in film,  Average the psychological  film he worked on  is quite  complicated to interpret, especially in the  film 'The Call 2013'.


The Call 2013 is one of  the psychological crimes  that   you must watch at night, because psychological  crime films such as 'The Call 2013' are movies that get the title of  'Cult Classic Movie', 'Midnight Movies;





Thursday, November 24, 2022

3 The Best From Rob Zombie Movies | His Called The Firefly Trilogy

November 24, 2022 0
3 The Best From Rob Zombie Movies | His Called The Firefly Trilogy


3 cult classic movies called 'The Firefly Film Series

3 cult classic movies called 'The Firefly Film Series - Well, this time we are back again with one of stoneeman's mainstay topics,  namely discussing and reviewing 3 cult classic movies called 'The Firefly Film Series' which became so popular and thick with adoration of the 3 main characters in this film who played their roles gloriously.


These 3 characters are Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley), These three fictional characters played by 3 actors will make this film more terrible because of the sensation, tension and typical psycho of these 3- people will stick to us audience if we watch the trilogy series worked on by Director Rob Zombie.


If you are  someone who  really adores cult classic horror, these 3 horror series films by  Rob Zombie  are the  best choice of stoneeman for you.   Because these three films  have become the most puja horror legends  by  cult classic movie fans, and not only that because this  horror is combined by  black comedy elements, this film  is very suitable for watch at  midnight, even the three series  of films that are classified as one of  the legendary Cult classic midnight movies to    date.


Robert Bartleh Cummings or commonly called by his stage name Rob Zombie, It is necessary to know that this Director is also a musician and a vocalist of a heavy metal band called White Zombie, Well of course from the background of the narrative designer of these 3 (three) legendary films alone we can know he is a perfectionist in working on the terrible trilogy that is given the nickname the firefly film series.



Rob Zombie this multifunctional director, in my opinion, is already very thick with classic horror elements that he has, starting from stage dressing up, Property, Album, Album Cover, even the music genre contains elements of dark music heavy metal (Satanic).


And what's more, these three movie series do contain elements of black comedy combined with psychological horror.



-  House Of 1000 Corpses 2003


Director : Rob Zombie 


House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) the first series directed by Rob Zombie is quite impressive and seems like a classic slash horror film in the 70s. In this first series, we will be introduced to a psychotic family that becomes an urban legend in a mountainous area whose location is unknown.


This film was made  with the concept of Slash horror and wild narrative and also  nasty which made this film into the category of Cult classic movies  , due to the impact of fans who liked the presentation of weird and nasty movies that were packaged like 70s movies.


Synopsis :


-  House Of 1000 Corpses 2003
The Famous Captain Spaulding 


In October30,1977 We will be  introduced to the  clown character  named 'Captain Spaulding ( Sid Haig ), The film opens with two amateur criminals  who are robbing a  shop ( Gas station ) which apparently the  store  is owned by Captain Spaulding .  The lives of these two robbers were eventually lost because they faced captain Spaulding   , Captain Spaulding  is a  psycho and he is a clown who has a haunted house caravan   ( The Museum of Monsters & Madmen) where   there will be 4 young people who visit his caravan and are successfully persuaded by captain Spaulding due to the  creepy urban local  story about Dr.Satan, As a  result of the story   urban legend narrated  by   'Captain Spaulding' Thesefour young people were finally given clues & the location where Dr. Satan was.


3 The Best From Rob Zombie Movies | His Called The Firefly Trilogy
Should we Call Great Firefly Family ?


The main plot of  the film  centers on a  group of teenagers who are kidnapped & tortured by  a psychotic family When Halloween is going on.   The narrative concept  in this film  is  very well designed  by Rob, the visuals & properties  in this film  are also made like a Halloween movie  and combined with elements  of  suspense and  visual effects in Use is also classified as Midnight Movies.



- The Devil’s Rejects 2005


Directors : Rob Zombie 


The Devil's  Rejects  2005 is the second sequel  to the 'House of 1000 Corpses' which is part of the  'Firefly film series'. In the second sequel  written  and also worked on by Rob Zombie, it  was a bit wild from the first film.


Because the devil's   rejects  is a sequel to the 'firefly film series' which still tells about the  antagonist family  in the first film  , House of 1000 Corpses, but in this second  sequel  the narrative  is made a little different against the three Characters who  were originally  psychotic antagonists become evil protagonists  who begin to be haunted by  police pursuits   for murders/crimes they committed.


The main plot  of this film  tells the story of an  escape from a psychotic  family (firefly family) who begins to be haunted by   the   police chase for the murders/crimes they  committed in the previous film    , It sounds like a very simple plot & easy for the  audience to follow if you watch the  movie  from the first series.

- The Devil’s Rejects 2005
Three Lucky Bastards

 What makes the devil's rejects  even more exciting to enjoy is that  Rob Zombie always inserts unexpected plots   from these three characters, where  in  this second sequel  these three characters   should be  had  approached his death as they had fallen into  police  traps several times  and almost always  died,  but the three of them  always   had  good luck/congratulations  From the  trap it seemed as if the devil was on  their side. It can be said that these three core  characters are The Lucky Bastard who became a  legend in the third sequel  later.


- 3 From Hell 2019

 'Spesial Performing from the old ghost'

3 From Hell 2019, Well in this sequel we  can see a  slight change accompanied by a new face that  we will  encounter in the third sequel  which  has received a lot of  good responses from fans &  film critics. 


In  this third sequel  we can see Back  the psychotic crazy action performed by Baby  (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis B Driftwood (Bill Moseley), Winslow Foxworth (Richard Brake), And  sorry  we can't  find 'captain Spaulding   the amazing ( Sid Haig )' k arena he has met his death When the film   premiered  on September 16,2019.


The Legend Has Returned,- 3 From Hell 2019
The Legend Has Returned


The main plot  in the third film  is quite surprising because the  three characters who should have been declared  dead due to the  impact of  hundreds of bullets that penetrated their bodies, and it turns out that Rob zombie made a plot  Another  unexpected surprise for these three characters.  It seems that Rob Zombie really loves these  three characters because  they have become urban legends  in  America because his appearance  in the second sequel  makes the audience ask if there will be  a  replacement role in the third sequel  because the  ending of the second sequel  should be the three characters, namely Spaulding, Baby & Otis, have been confirmed to have died.

Firefly Trilogy, which was worked on by Rob Zombie, is a  film that is very difficult to guess the  plot if you watch it for   the first time, it is not an ordinary thing  for a Director like rob zombie in  working on  A  very dark movie like the Firefly Trilogy, which in fact he is a former lead vocal of the heavy metal  band White Zombie.  Plus some of the movie breaks  that were worked on by rob zombies such as The Lords of Salem, Halloween 2, 31 which penetrated into a  cult classic movie horror  group that has a unique signature in  this modern era.

Although indeed this firefly trilogy  is supported by the big label   Lionsgate Company which  in fact accommodates a lot of commercial horror films  with a fairly large budget, But put that aside because  for me Rob Zombie   himself is    a multi-talented person with a distinctive that does not escape sadistic &  satanic things.