Monster movies’ final revelation

by Gunther Heinrich, 28 Oct 2006 in The Movie & Me

Monster movies besides of their trash quality have all one cool scene: the final revelation.
Most of the time it is the same: a group of heroes land somewhere for a research, a movie or something else. But they are or were not the first ones on the scene. Someone was here before and has been murdered by some horrible thing.

But we only saw a glimpse of it. A hand here, a foot there or footprints only. You know: something big and scary is out there. Hunting. Lurking and waiting in the shadows.

You sit in your chair and then there is it: the final revelation. We (the heroes and we) see the monster for the first time in its full beauty. Big, slimy or scary. Whatever it looks like doesn’t matter


by Gunther Heinrich, 24 Oct 2006 in Reviews

Ok, I know the horror movie slasher genre.

I know it too well with all its formulas.

Nevertheless I love SEVERANCE although it uses exactly those formulas. For one it’s the bunch of rather interesting and fresh characters you find in here. Well, there is a blonde beauty but every other member of the cast is looking….normal. And in a normal age. You won’t see one 17 year old girl who is running away in a cheerleader uniform and for that alone I love this movie.

And then there is the really wicked fun. Most of the time you’ll see small jokes or funny moments. One for example is a scene in which the blonde beauty says she doesn’t want to eat anything since she isn’t hungry. The guys looks at her and