June 26, 2003
Graffiti Quote of the Day
"Repent - The End Is Extremely Fucking Nigh"
- scrawled in blood on the walls of a church in an ominously deserted London, in "28 Days Later", the latest film from Danny Boyle (director of "Trainspotting") and screenwriter Alex Garland (who wrote the far-superior novel version of "The Beach").
This is the scariest English-language horror film I've seen in YEARS.
And I see alot of horror films.
The Japanese film "Ringu" is still, far and away, the scariest movie I've ever seen, but "28 Days Later" is definitely in the ballpark. Moreover, unlike "Ringu" (which was just remade for American audiences as "The Ring"), this film wants to do a little more than just scare you.
Can I also say, it also features Naomi Harris as the most ruthless, ass-kicking sista I think I've ever seen on film. I mean, there is a scene with her and a machete that has to be seen to be believed.
Go see it.