So believe it or not… The 90s were kind of great for horror movies… They did incorporate certain aspects of what made the 80s awesome… But not everything… Here is what I mean!
1: Horror movies in the 80s… Their first movies before becoming franchises… There were a ton od those that were pretty awesome… Dark and scary! And in some respects there are horror movies that were made in the 1990s that went in to over drive on that!
2: Some of the bigger name horror movie franchises of the 80s had actors and actresses that were just starting their careers or where well in to them, but lent their names to the horror films they were in and that made them epic! Halloween (1978) has, ‘Jamie Lee Curtis’ (Trading Places). Jamie lee Curtis would go on to be a huge A lister in the 80s through early 90s… And Kevin Bacon (Animal House) was in Friday The 13th (1980)… And would go on to become a huge name in both music and movies!
With that said, the 90s brought that in to overdrive! Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer) starred with Renne Zellweger (Empire Records) in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994). Danny Glover (2012) was in, Saw (2004) with Cary Elwes (Kiss The Girls)… And finally, Brad Pitt (Oceans 11) did the movie Se7en (1995) with Morgan Freeman (Along Came A Spider)!
There are other aspects that I will go in to with other blogs, but for now I thought that I would talk about Se7en (1995)!
Written by: Andrew Kevin Walker (8MM) & Directed by: David Fincher (The Social Network). Starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron-Man), R. Lee Ermey (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) & Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards).
“Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man… a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you’d point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn’t be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!” – John Doe (A quote by: Kevin Spacey from the movie, Se7en (1995).)
This is the dark and sinister story of two Detectives that will go through the gates of hell to discover the various worst of humanity when they start investigating a string of related crimes that appear to be related to the seven deadly sins!
Detective’s Somerset (Played by Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Played by: Brad Pitt) are recently teamed up Detectives… Mills is a young Detective has recently moved to the city with his wife Tracy (Played by Gwyneth Paltrow). While Somerset is a grizzled veteran closing in on retirement.
Their first case together is going to take them from one horrific murder to the next… And as they go on, these murders seem to be related to the, ‘seven deadly sins’!
And as the go deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole… This case may be their first together… But it maybe their last together as they are forced to discover something about the world around them, that they may not have otherwise discovered!
In the end this movie is amazing! It does have a great cast of 90s A-listers (I know that Kevin Spacey seems to have lost his shit a little recently… But he was a great actor!)
And where as this movie is violent and gory as hell… It does give a social commentary of the world at that time… (It has gotten worse!)
The last thing that I wanted to say about this movie is that I really freaking loved the ending… It is so shocking and surprising… It just blew me away!
In the end, if you love horror movies… And or if you can see the underlying message inside it for what it is… I think you might really enjoy this movie! It is certainly a fun one, and well worth checking out!