Hello, and welcome to my 2021 April A to Z Blogging Challenge! This year, I am telling you about all of the horror movies Alec and I have seen during the pandemic (so far). It is a very long list (around 200 movies). Today, though, I only have two movies to tell you about. This will (no fooling this time) be a short post.
Without further ado…
Dir. Boaz Davidson
I didn’t like X-Ray much. I found it an unpleasant movie. It is set almost entirely in a hospital. That should have warned us right there. Our main character has gone in for some routine tests. But no-one will answer any of her questions, and she keeps getting sent to different places. That part is kind of a nightmare version of what we all dread after getting medical tests done. She becomes convinced that she is dying and no-one is telling her. There are also murders going on, and it becomes clear that she is to be a prime target, and that someone is arranging that she be given the run-around so that she stays.
So, I guess I found it an unpleasant movie mainly because it tapped into an actual fear of mine. So… yeah, it might actually have been a fairly effective horror movie. But it wasn’t scary in a pleasurable way.
Director: Harry Bromley Davenport
We liked Xtro. It is pleasantly weird. It starts with a man and his son playing outside. Then, the man is abducted by aliens. We cut to several years later. The boy and his mom are living together, and mom has a new boyfriend. She also doesn’t believe the abduction thing. She thinks that her husband just abandoned her. Anyway, dad suddenly returns! But he is much changed. For one thing, until he manages to re-assume human form by literally being re-born, he looks like this:
And that is it for today! Tomorrow, another short post, with again only two movies to talk about. Here is a still from one of them: