Stomp! Shout! Scream! 2006 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Great homage to sixties cinema, style and sensibility. This picture is better than the classics to which it pays homage ( Eeegah, Wild Guitar ); Jay Wade Edwards understands that movies move—and music is the basis of editing. Most rock films of the sixties didn t know this; they re rather static. Edwards knows there s a beat to the music and there had better be a beat to the editing. All the while, he is lovingly embracing and gently ridiculing the whole motif: Girl band on the beach, two boy friends, a monster comes. The world is complete. Including the obligatory eulogy for the monster at the end which in this case may not be a eulogy but more an honorific paean to Nature and all her Moby Dicks. Edwards takes the time to shoot night-for-night and the daylight beaches at magic hour when the shadows are long. Clearly he loves the monster/rock form and lifts it up here with all the reverence it deserves. He knows there is an important connection in this special world: the connection between rock n roll and the monster. The monster always wants to come to the party too. Every element in Jay Wade Edwards universe is here by necessity. See this picture for its catalogue of perfection.