So, a few weeks back (in , to be exact), Darryll and I talked about the Dutch scuba-themed giallo action-horror masterpiece AMSTERDAMNED. Well, lo and behold, two blu rays dropped through my mail slot a few days later.
Now, I had some semblance of memory of the existence of AMSTERDAMNED, though I hadn't seen it. I had heard of one of these films before, but the other was beyond my worldview, though it really shouldn't have been.
Dick Maas, director of everyone's favourite canal-crawling scuba killer flick, directed a killer elevator movie called DER LIFT (or THE LIFT, if you're nasty...or English-speaking). That's right, a killer elevator. That's not an autocorrect for elephant or anything. Here, check out the trailer:
Well, I was intrigued, to say the least. What I had no idea of was that Maas came to America and made a remake of the film, called DOWN, starring Michael Ironside, Ron Perlman, motorcycle teen from Twin Peaks and, get this, Naomi freaking Watts! Here, check out the trailer below for the film in its original chopped-up release as THE SHAFT (keep your jokes to yourself!):
Well, the films are VERY different and this week Darryll and I do a double feature review of them, but really we only liked one of them and we talk about that the whole time. Also, a celebrity stops by to give his insights on the film.
There's also a Stay Scary of the 2014 film TORMENT by Devil Dinosaur Jr. which is almost 100% guaranteed to NOT have a killer elevator (or elephant) in it.
It's going to be a great episode. I hope you enjoy it!