thepatient wrote:Hostel- This seems like the most plausible slasher type film to me. It was the first horror flick to really give me the creeps. I'll never let my kids go back-packing across Europe solely because of this film.
I totally agree with this. I'm generally not that big a fan of horror movies, but this one really creeped my the **** out. I distinctly remember going to see this at the student union in college (they showed movies for free after they came out on DVD). They usually had other activities as well, and I remember that they were showing this on Easter weekend and that I had originally thought about checking out some sort of hidden easter egg hunt afterwards. Well, that didn't happen. In fact, following this movie, I promptly went back to my dorm room and curled up into a ball.
As you said, the scariest thing about this movie is it's plausability. Nobody really nows for sure all the crap that goes on in eastern Europe, given it's war-torn, lack of much authority nature. After this movie, I have little inclination to go to Europe as well (at least, not much further east than, say, Germany).
Also, I probably should have had Blade Runner on my list. That is indeed a great film. And of course, Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs are great films that would undoubtably top any action/drama/crime list I made. I'll definately agree that they have some of the smartest dialogue ever seen in cinema. If we could just get Tarantino and Peter Jackson to collaborate on a new, undoubtably awesome film, I'm pretty sure my face and mind would be thoroughly rocked off.