Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Insight into my taste in movies

It's hard to explain the interest that I have in low-budget-- really, really low-budget-- indie horror films. I think it's something you either get or you don't get, but today I saw one short film that is a perfect example: Camp Hill.

This is a short film, about 14 minutes long, very '80's stalker-film/camp film oriented. It's not excellently well done from a technical point of view, and the digital effects aren't exactly state-of-the-art CGI. But there is a feeling of heart behind this that I get and appreciate, and there is an interesting bit of character work that excited me from a storytelling POV, and which I won't go into here, as it is a spoiler for those who might want to brave the raw wilds of indie filmdom.

Suffice it to say that though this isn't a movie that is gonna be making a buzz at Cannes or Sundance, I like it because I actually learned a new trick in writing that I really like. And the music is pretty good too, very cue-y.

It also reinforces the decision made long ago that digital effects are something best used to enhance a practical effect if possible. And to actually hire an artist if you don't know how to draw.

This isn't their first movie. And I hope they make more. I like their stuff.

Tags: movies

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    Two words: Zombieland Rocks.

  • Oh HELLS YES!!!

    Link to the AICN article and LA Times here

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    Just got back from Coraline. Gaiman kicks righteous ass, but you already knew that. I'll say go see it. Onto the bike now. Wish me luck!

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