As blogging goes, it seems that every fall new bloggers come around as the established folks leave – either going off to have kids, getting bored with it or finding new jobs that they can’t fuck around and write on blogs all day (like me). The purpose of saying that is that this movie is from the guys who made (rec) which reminds me of the good old early days of WordPress where us old timers had a lot of fun with those movies. Look at this old post here at Cinema Schminema. Or check out the double feature I did here on one and two. We even once had a big debate that had a couple hundred comments on (rec) 3 over at Head in a Vice but I can’t find that page any longer. Here’s the post that sponsored the “contest” we had. I really liked all of these movies, honestly – here’s my thoughts on the 4th. So, despite 3 and 4 getting out of the rabies infested apartment building and veering off into the streets of Spain, the makers of (rec) bring us back to a dilapidated and creepy apartment building with the strangely titled Sweet Home.
I imagine this was probably intended to be called Home Sweet Home but I know we have at least one of those over here in the states – one I particularly liked which I covered here. Anyway, so Sweet Home finds a lovely chick interviewing this old dude who refuses to leave his apartment even though he’s the only that lives in the basically abandoned and rotting building. “They’ll never make me leave, those mother fuckers!!” he says, in Spanish, of the real estate company who owns the joint, which we know is a bad decision since the opening credits indicate that real estate companies sometimes employ dire and diabolical other means to evict people. Crazy ass Spaniards!!
So, sweet chick brings her boyfriend into this ratty shithole for a night of food and sex on his birthday and, as she heads off to fetch up the old man’s emancipated cat she discovers……….
THEY’RE NOT ALONE!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIT!!!!
I really liked this – the protagonists don’t make super stupid decisions, they actually fight back and there’s a couple of really gross bits. At one point, when we were beginning our descent into HQ City here, I looked out the window and noticed that the guys sitting next to me was looking at my iPad screen and his eyes were all bugged out like WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS GUY WATCHED. That was when someone had just dropped a generator three stories on to someone’s head and squashed it.
In this next bit I am going to talk about the ending – so – read on if you like. It’s not like I’m spoiling anything – this isn’t some movie with a big twist like OH MY GOD IT WAS THE DEAD TWIN SISTER OF JESUS CHRIST THE ENTIRE TIME!!!! type of movie. I think you know what you’ll be getting into already but —– so we’ve had a good, gory time for an hour and ten minutes and then the big bad is choking the life out of the sweet chick and everything goes black. The next thing we know she wakes up, half naked on a tarp and the guy has her all marked up like….. he’s going to cut her up and…. eat her…..?
I think the scene actually worked but it really didn’t fit, if that makes any sense. After some beheadings and some skull smashing and some stabbing and some liquid nitrogen-ings he’s going to carve her up to…. eat her???? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I mean the big fight in the finale was good fun but he’s going to……. eat her??? Curious way to end this….
Oh well – I liked it just fine and would probably watch it again I hope everyone has a great week! I think I might not be travelling as much as I have been for the last six months so I might be around a laptop more and can do more posts / reading and shit. You’ve been dutifully warned!