Abel Ferrara and writer Nicholas St. John’s first film, The Driller Killer, subverted the sexism found in most slasher flicks by offering a madman who targets derelicts rather than busty teens.
Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a great read if you're into that sort of thing (reading), and it's shrewdly constructed.
As someone who really liked The Hunger Games I was fully prepared for Catching Fire to be a disappointment.
Odd Thomas is a film that thinks it's aimed at geeks, a target market who would enjoy a film that wants to be The Frighteners via way of Edgar Wright. Heck, I would enjoy that film.
It would be easy to say that this film is full of unrealized potential and that is a difficulty I am having.
You may think to yourself "can an entire film play out within the confines of a workplace bathroom and not be some vain attempt by an indie filmmaker to show how cool they are?" More so
Vincenzo Natali, the Canadian director whose previous films like CUBE and SPLICE have plumbed the horrors of hard science, takes a successful turn toward the ghostly with HAUNTER.