Unfriended is a movie. It’s about people dying in a Skype call. We could have been watching Fast & Furious 7, but NO we watched this. Because we’re the horror guys and this was the horror movie that was out this week. I mean I could have been watching The Rock sweat intensely as Vin Diesel drove a car off of the Grand Canyon or some shit. But no…we saw Unfriended.
Count Jackula and Horror Guru review DANGER 5 a fantastic comedy action series done in various retro styles harking back to shows from the 60’s and films from the 80’s. Watch as we discuss a team of multinational heroes as they fight their way through World War 2 only to reboot in the 80’s and of course…KILL HITLER!!
The new Netflix original show, Daredevil, is the finest version of the classic comic character that has ever been committed to moving pictures. Given previous entries, that might not sound like a rousing endorsement, but any praise for this show is not simply a relative statement. The show’s creators have done a fantastic job of carving out the perfect niche’ within the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe to populate with their more street-level vigilante protagonist. If you are a fan of the Daredevil comic, particularly the issues penned by Frank Miller, you owe it to yourself to watch Marvel’s Daredevil.
When experiencing a a movie, there is a genuine joy we get from watching a beaten down protagonist, fight back and arise victorious. The more harshly they have been beaten, the greater our elation when they prevail. Normally, we must spend the greater part of twenty minutes with a protagonist to understand their pain and trials. In Everly, director Joe Lynch manages this in less than five. And it is a good thing too. For the rest of the film is a non-stop, cathartic, bloodfest as we watch the lovely Selma Hayek kill her way through an entire underworld of assorted freaks, murderers, and scum. All while trapped inside a single room.
Everly is a film entirely in the present. The now. We discover her motivations and back story as the action unfolds, wasting no time on unnecessary exposition or flashbacks. This frees the movie up for the ballet of blood and violence which is at the core of this film. And it is a gleeful core, for the movie never forgets that you can’t spell “slaughter’ without “laughter.”