ganesh arthi arul

ganesh arthi arul

Favorite films

  • The Next Three Days
  • The Frighteners
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Million Dollar Baby

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  • They Live

    ★★★★★

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★½

  • Pandorum

    ★★★★½

  • Pitch Black

    ★★★★½

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  • They Live

    They Live

    An excellent sci-fi horror action film directed by John Carpenter,based on the 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson,The film follows an unnamed drifter who discovers through special sunglasses,that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to consume,breed and conform to the status quo via subliminal messages in mass media.A politically subversive blend of horror and sci-fi,it is an underrated genre gem,one of the coolest sci-fi films ever.The political elements of the…

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness

    A very well made horror film directed by John Carpenter.Informally,the film is the third installment in Carpenter's Apocalypse trilogy,preceded by The Thing and Prince of Darkness.With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane (Jurgen Prochnow) ,all hell is breaking loose...literally!.Author Cane,it seems,has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life.Insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neill) is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East coast town of Hobb's…

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  • The Haunted Palace

    The Haunted Palace

    A very well made horror film directed by Roger Corman and is a part of the Corman-Poe cycle of eight films made for AIP.Although marketed as Edgar Allan Poe's The Haunted Palace,the film actually derives its plot from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,a novella by H.P.Lovecraft.The title is borrowed from the 6-stanza poem by Poe,published in 1839 ( which was later incorporated into Poe's horror short story "The Fll of the House of Usher" ) ,and the film uses…

  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    An exciting,edge-of-the seat thriller directed by William Friedkin.It is the second adaptation of Georges Arnaud's 1950 novel.The plot depicts four outcasts from varied backgrounds meeting in a South American village,where they are assigned to transport cargoes of aged,poorly kept dynamite that is so unstable that it is "sweating" its dangerous basic ingredient,nytroglycerine.Criminally and unfairly maligned by critics when it was released,it remains an overlooked and unsung masterpiece.It obstinately motors along on its unpredictable speed,features ambitious sequences of insane white knuckle…