Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Before I fawn over the second installment I had to rewatch the first. Just in case I’d missed something that makes so many people like this one better. I must have blinked and missed it. Sure this one has ‘the scares’ I suppose, as the discovery of the body bundle is a very tense scene, but all in all I find this one boring. Maybe it’s due to having the very few people on screen not be very interesting to me. Maybe it’s the long and clunky chase sequences. Unsure, but one thing that I do like is the slow tease introduction to The Creeper.
Land Mine Goes Click (2015)
I had been intrigued by this title, the art, and even more by the festival reaction. While it did have its moments – almost all in the last twenty minutes – there was a temptation to re-read all the reviews I had before to ensure they were about the same film. Chalk it up to desensitization if you will, but the most moving scenes lacked that certain push of the button for me. What this did succeed in doing is remind me of two films, one of which I should revisit, which is Funny Games.
The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015)
I’ve been looking forward to this for a year or more and damn, was it worth the wait. Highly recommended, and I refuse to play into trigger warnings and not safe for this or that because there is plenty of news on this one. It has corpse in the title and the summary found in numerous places will tell you all you need to know. Majestically shot, minimalist in score and concept, I loved every minute.
Oddly, there was an author claiming this ripped off his work. I discovered this (and that he follows me on twitter) moments after watching. So, after debating I did indeed read his short story (that he kept calling his book) and let him know there were no similarities beyond having a corpse to start. Totally different tales. Turns out he watched the trailer and it sent him into a tizzy. The lesson here I suppose is to do your research, and don’t be a dick.