I, like many, noticed this movie young, and that is perhaps why it remains creepy to me as an adult man who has seen some shit. The opening sequence in the diner is, to this very day, some of the terrifying scenes on movie.
What can I say that isn’t already known about this damn close to perfect sci-fi horror/thriller? It’s beautifully acted, grotesque in all the right ways, and never short on suspense.
The frame story follows three men as they visit a mortuary in search of medicine. There they meet a quirky mortician named Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III) who tells them 4 tales about the just lately deceased. The segments deal with social issues of racism, police brutality, domestic abuse, and gang violence.
Zelda, alone, is still probably the most haunting character I’ve come throughout, and Gage with the achilles slit is nothing to bat an eye … Read More