Posts Tagged ‘death in absentia’

Good afternoon fellow indies and horror fans! I have a good question for you. What’s the difference between a terrible indie horror flick and a terrible Hollywood horror flick? Answer–the amount of money the movie wiped its ass with.

That logic doesn’t work in reverse, though. When an indie horror movie works really well– as “Absentia” does– it’s usually for reasons for more complicated than money. In fact, when Hollywood horror works well, I find it’s usually due in at least small part to the fact that the movie was visually striking, which few indie horror flicks can claim for themselves. By that logic, Hollywood should be able to produce horror that’s at least as well-done as the indie stuff. But it doesn’t. And it never will. And I think “Absentia” is a perfect example for exploring why. (more…)