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18 related anecdote no. 33

The Ideal Way To Consume An 18 Rated DVD: Thriller

This is a tough one.  Mainly because there are numerous types of thriller, and the genre also often gets itself tangled up in other genres such as action or horror.  For example, you could call Outcast a horror-thriller, or Flashpoint an action-thriller.  This of course makes things difficult, so for the purposes of this guide, we’ll focus on straight thrillers like Basic Instinct or The Usual Suspects.

The most important aspect of thriller-viewing is to create a tense air to the proceedings.  This can be done in many ways, here are a few examples of techniques I have used:

Knife-Attack-Eye-Horror – Re-engineer the elastic band machine that you used for horror (here) to hold knives.  Then place it at the head level of all viewers, and ensure that it contains some sort of rotating mechanism so that it surveys each participant equally.  Then program it to randomly fire a knife at two separate instances during the film at the face of an (un)lucky viewer.  This will unavoidably create an almost unbearable tension throughout the movie, for it is common knowledge that nobody likes it when knives are hurled at their face when they least expect it. (more…)

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Outcast (2010)

Don’t you hate it when you’re up in a dodgy council estate in Scotland, doing your social services bit, when a mad witch woman puts a curse on you, some chavs call you a ‘frigid bitch’, you get hit over the head with a metal pipe, a bloke starts stalking you and pulling pigeons’ guts out in front of you, your Mum says you’re not allowed to have sex with the hot girl that really fancies you, the wallpaper in your house is covered in Pagan symbols, your mate’s gone missing, and to top it all off, there’s a gigantic werewolf-type bastard running around killing everyone?

What, that’s never happened to you?  You need to get out more mate – stop living life on the sidelines, put down the Playstation and get out there.  Jeez, kids nowadays – bone idle. (more…)

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