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Zee Oui

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:50 pm
by DylanDog
Man, is it just me or is there a rash of movies lately with violence against children? Seems like that used to be sort of off limits, but I'm seeing it more and more recently. I hope it's a coincidence and not filmmakers way of further pushing the envelope. There sure doesn't seem to be much else that can be done in the way of gore effects so if this is the new shock trend, I'm not sure I like it. Nevertheless, here's a movie that I'm not sure was intended as a remake of "M", but it basically was, only the child murders are on screen now. And not only are they murdered, but also butchered and partially eaten. Seems the killer has gotten it in his head that it's the only way to cure his asthma. Strangely enough, he's still something of a sympathetic character as he's totally treated like shit by everyone around him, including mother nature herself at one point, and was traumatised during war time service. He's weak, cowardly and frail and helpless in a foreign country. Ultimately, he obviously loses it. If you can stomach the child murders, then by all means give this Thai movie a look. It is quite good. Said to be based on true events as well.

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:14 am
by llapman
i think you're right, but the U.S. filmmakers seem to have not gone down that road too much...yet. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance has some tough to watch scenes of child murder, but they were essential to the story (you'll see why when you watch it. The ending revolves around seeing it). As a matter of fact, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance has a tough scene with a child also. It is a shock tactic, but when used properly, it can work without being gratuitous. High Tension handled that nicely I thought, when they easily could have gored it up a bit. I don't have children, but I think it may be more of a sensitive subject for those that do. A 70's flick called "Who Could Kill A Child?" is a good one to watch, and raises interestion questions for a "B Movie".