Apr 20, 2007

Go See "Hot Fuzz" Cold Turkey

"Hot Fuzz" is opening today, and though it's not a horror movie, Slasher Central is covering it. Why not? Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost made one of the best zombie movies in the last two decades with "Shaun of the Dead" in 2004.

The big question coming into "Hot Fuzz" was, Can these guys go chameleon and conquer another genre of movie, in the form of the American action flick?

All appearances say yes. E! Online reviewer Alex Markerson says, "It's hard to imagine having more fun in a theater without being arrested." He gives the movie an A overall. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive for those guys, and we here at Slasher Central are glad to see that.

Unlike other sites, though, I won't bother to spoonfeed you the plot for the sake of beefing up the post. Suffice it to say that it's "Agatha Christie meets John Woo" (it's what Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg called it on the Morning X).

I'm sure there will be lots of explosions, car chases, and hopefully - because it's Pegg, Wright and Frost - blood. If they can at all replicate the sort of "thinking dude's humor" that they nailed in "Shaun of the Dead" then this should be a must-see.

Opening today.

A Repost from Slasher Central

1 comment:

  1. Hate it when life gets in the way of keeping up with my blog buddies!

    Good to see things are going well for you though. A consistent problem visiting this blog is knowing which post to comment on. Unfortunate, time to write about all the ones I'd like to is not available.

    What do you think about hosting the next Gonzo carnival? This one has a couple more days for registrations; then it will be posting. I'd like to announce the next one in that post.

    Have a great week; look forward to hear from you.