If you’re like me, you’ve got a big pile of DVDs you’ve been meaning to watch that either gets bigger or gathers dust while you burn through Netflix rentals and instant. Thanks to working at a pop culture magazine like ToyFare and having friends who also have access to DVDs they watch and don’t really need to keep, I’d be well stocked during a blizzard that knocked out just my internet somehow (I hope that day never comes). Anyway, yesterday I decided to cut down on that pile by watching a few. First up was Triloquist which boasted that it was written and directed by the guy who did the first Leprechaun. I got about 20 minutes in and had to quit. The movie is just way too over the top. It’s about two teenagers who have a living, murderous dummy. The boy doesn’t speak and is also apparently mentally retarded, or at least that’s how the kid plays him. I was kind of offended and that almost never happens. Then the girl is a fast talking bitch on wheels who’s trying to shock with every single thing she says. I’m the dude that loves Toxic Avenger and Killer Klowns From Outer Space, but this thing was just too much for me. Plus, the girl calls her brother a triloquist. Ugh.
I thought about going back to the Winter Olympics, which have been more absorbing than I expected, but then I saw Right At Your Door at the bottom of the pile and realized I had no idea what it was. It’s like a piece of luggage you leave out and after a while you just don’t even remember it exists, like it becomes part of the floor or furniture. Well, I looked at it and once I got past the weird cover, which reminded me of a movie whose name I can’t remember with a similar cover and had a town literally walled off by aliens who send zombies after the people. Or something. Anyway, the presence of Rory Cochrane, star of TWO of my favorite movies from high school Empire Records and Dazed and Confused demanded I watch it immediately. And man, this is a good movie. I hestitated to put it under the Halloween Scene category because I wasn’t sure if it should be labeled as horror because it’s all based on real-type events and there’s definitely some psychological horror going on.This one’s a bit long, so hit the jump for the full review on a hidden gem movie I recommend for everyone. Continue reading Halloween Scene: Right At Your Door (2007)