“He’s Out There” is a silly film that tries very hard to lay on thick layers of mood and suspense, compensating for the fact that the movie is pretty dumb. It’s insanely dumb, to be honest. First of all, why would they buy a house without knowing the morbid history behind it? Why would Laura basically allow her daughters to roam around in the woods alone without watching them? And what was the guarantee that anyone would follow the killer’s trap involving ribbon that would lead his victims to their doom? What was his plan if someone found the red yarn and just decided “You know what? I’m going to wait in my car,” or “I’ll go the other way”?
"Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer." The Fish Market scenes were shot in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Two and a half tons of fish and one ton of meat was used over the course of the shoot, and people as far away as six miles, reported a bad smell in the air.
Too much of the killer’s who modus operandi is reliant on these ridiculous whimsical death traps that absolutely depend on faulty human logic. By the finale, it over reaches way too far, to the point where it asks us to buy a lot for the sake of suspension of disbelief. Director Quinn Lash sets up the narrative with such inexplicable results, even introducing a mysterious side character that proves to have absolutely no effect on the overall narrative. For a movie that’s only about ninety minutes in length, director Lash often feels like he’s stretching the narrative about as thin as possible, even delving in to the back story of the film’s killer.
"The Terminator." Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with guns every day for a month to prepare for the role. The first two weeks of filming he practiced weapons stripping and reassembly blindfolded until the motions were automatic, like a machine. He spent hours at the shooting range and practicing with different weapons without blinking or looking at them when reloading or cocking. He also had to be ambidextrous.
That is also an odd choice in narrative direction, as the inevitable exploration of the killer’s whole story and why he is choosing this way of life raises so many more questions. I’m all for ambiguity, but the killer of “He’s Out There” just seems like cobbled together elements that never amount to an intriguing or even interesting slasher. “He’s Out There” isn’t a complete waste of time, as Strahovski is very good in the lead role, but in the end, there are so many other better genre offerings worth your time.
"Titanic." After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.
"What We Do In The Shadows." The man who plays Stu is not an actor but actually Stu Rutherford. A part-time business analyst for a Wellington company, LanWorx. He was hired for the film under the impression that he would be working on computers, and that he would play a small part in the film.