I Will Follow You Into The Dark

My boyfriend is a geek. But at times, this is advantageous to me. He and his brother hooked up a projector to an extension cord and they projected movies onto a sheet that was pinned to the garage door. It was a chilly night but we were under blankets. We had popcorn and hot chocolate.

The movies we watched were two that I wanted to see, but that I was afraid would be bad. I was pleasantly surprised by both.

28 Weeks Later is the follow up to 28 Days Later. I'm not generally a huge horror movie fan, but both of these were well thought, well acted, and well written. This was probably the best sequel to a horror movie I've ever seen. Yes, to some extent it was formulamatic, but mostly it was really good. It was more of an action-drama than a horror movie. I think calling it a horror movie is limiting, because it was so much more than that.

The Invisible was promoted as a teenage mystery/horror movie, and it too was so much more. It was definitely more of a thriller drama. It was about a boy who was "killed" one night by a female thug and her friends, but his spirit was still wandering around, invisible to those around him. He has to lead others to his comatose body so they can revive him, so that he will be able to walk the earth again.

9 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

I love female thugs. LOVE them!

ADW said...

I am not a fan of scary movies, but the rest of the night sounded fun!!!

Amanda said...

Mr. Fab- She's a really pretty one

ADW: It was fun. And weird.

Avitable said...

I heard that "The Invisible" was pretty good. And is "formulamatic" something that's automatically formulaic?

Amanda said...

avitable: I don't like to use the same words as everyone else

sandra said...

Ooh, how cool! I want a nerdy boyfriend (and enough space to project something...)

Amanda said...

sandra: you should look for a nerdy boyfriend, they can always fix your computer

Poppy Cede said...

I just recently saw 28 Weeks Later and I'm honestly surprised I'm not dead from being terrified. Good movie. Some plot holes, but good movie.

And I am now feed reading you, so prepare to be stalked. I apologize in advance. :)

Amanda said...

poppy: I'm excited, I've never been stalked before!