Wednesday, October 26, 2011
SON OF SAM (1977)
This movie is a really big mess! It starts off with a pre-credit sequence that lists a bunch of serial killers and then we get a full song by some 70's lounge singer named Johnny Charro and then we get a sorta-proto-slasher movie. The main problem with this movie is it appears to have been patched together by some very inept filmmakers. There's weird cuts, lingering shots of nothing, inexplicable use of slow-motion, weird freeze-frames for no reason and just strange editing choices all around. In addition the acting is down there around BLOOD FEAST levels. It's overall a tough movie to sit through without feeling like you might lose your mind before it's over. Probably the weirdest death scene has a fellow who gets slashed up by being strangled with a telephone cord? This movie also really doesn't have anything to do with the real life "Son Of Sam" David Berkowitz and originally had the more boring title of HOSTAGES. The print I viewed didn't have the "ANOTHER" in the title like every poster seems to. The cool-looking poster is definitely the best thing about this whole movie!