I wish I had internet tonight so I could watch Apostle. I guess I'll have to wait.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
My daughter and I are catching up with some classic horror films, at her request. This one is a repeat for me, but I haven't seen it since the early 90s.
It certainly has lost some of the charm since then. The acting was so wooden that it looks like everyone, including Johnny Depp, is trying out for Pinocchio. Mrs. oldkid speculates that the acting was purposely poor, imitating a 50's style to reflect the fashion and basic format going back to monster movies. I disagree, but who knows. I only know that the quality of acting and production was laughably noticeable. Which is not what I expected of my scariest film of that era.
What I still love is the clever additions that weren't necessary, but shows the creativity that this production was filled with. The stairs becoming gloopy quicksand, Robert Egland's creepy joy and one-liners. That's what makes this franchise so full of possibilities. Possibilities that weren't really reached until the third film, if my memory is correct. We'll see.