Sunday, June 06, 2004


Kytte loaned me the remake of Willard, and I finally got a chance to sit down and watch it yesterday. It was exceptional at creating an atmosphere of fear and madness; Crispin Glover made the title character about as crazy as you could expect from his life experiences, and the rat effects (when they used effects, most of the time it was trained animals) were great for a movie of its size and budget. I thought at first that the PG-13 rating would destroy much of what made the original so good, but in this case, the filmmakers took the route of subtlety and turned it into much more of a gothic story, and in so doing created, at its core, a creepier movie - one you'll sit up at 2 AM thinking about.

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