Friday, 25 February 2011

15 Genre Gems You Probaby Missed #1 MR WRONG

Meg, a young woman, buys an old Jaguar car for a ridiculously low price when she moves out of her parents' house and into the big city for the very first time. Strange things start to happen. She sees strange figures. The car seems to have a life of its own. Something bad once happened in it and the person responsible might not be happy about Meg stirring up the past.

This 1986 supernatural thriller from New Zealand taps into that part of the world's obssession with cars (The Cars That Ate Paris, Goodbye Pork Pie, Mad Max and The Road Warrior) and delivers a slow burn, but atmospheric thriller that uses suggestion and those 'out of the corner of your eye' moments to build suspense rather than resorting to blood and gore and stupid jump moments.

The no-name cast guarantees that anyone is expendable and you're never quite sure what's going to happen next.

If you like your horror gory or obvious, then this just won't do for you, especially in terms of the blood spillage, but if you want something spooky and off the beaten track then keep and eye for it.

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