To partner up with the crowdfunding campaign of my feature film IMPOSSIBLE HORROR (Jump in here!), I will be madly recommending horror films till the campaign ends which will culminate with a 24 hour ALL HORROR telethon that will probably kill me. Until then, eat up!
You've all seen JAWS, right? The most effective monster movie of all time? There's nothing new I can say about the film, so go and watch it again. I'll wait till you come back. Awesome, isn't it? Just as good as you remember! Sure, there's tons of JAWS rip-offs, like GREAT WHITE, CRUEL JAWS, MONSTER SHARK and the rocket launcher filled GRIZZLY, but RAZORBACK is something different. RAZORBACK is like JAWS's long lost cousin who's been dropped in the desert with nothing but eighties MTV and gone completely insane.
RAZORBACK is the first film of music video director Russell Mulcahy who stylizes his killer pig tale into a full on assault on the senses where everything is impeccably lit, the music is never-ending synthesized beats, and the characters exist only to be chased by a beast that sometimes moves like a speeding bullet - and other times is frozen in place like a statue. It doesn't quite work, and the pacing sags in the middle as you wait for the pig to chew up some punk assholes, but the whole film is such a fascinating example of a cinematic time (The hyper eighties!) that it's a must watch at least once. Where else will you see a human pig dream jump scare?