John Carpenter , legendary director of American genre cinema behind Halloween – The night of the witches e The Thing , he confessed during a recent interview that he was not in tune with modern horror, which apparently is not able to scare him.
“ I now see the mechanisms ” explained the filmmaker. “ In order for these films to work, they must be seen by young people. Young people are the perfect public because they do not yet know those mechanisms. “
And yet, it may happen that a film occasionally surprises even Carpenter: in all these years, however, it happened in just three cases.
“ When a film hits me, it means that it is so fantastic that I can overcome all my sensors. A few years ago a film was released that I think is simply fabulous, it's called Let Me Come In. I think it was a Swedish film. Oh, hell, it was great. Simply fantastic. He practically reinvented the myth of vampires. I liked it very much. “
The other two films cited by the master both come from the United States: it is Hereditary di Ari Aster e Get Out di Jordan Peele .
“ Excellent films. Those two directors are smart, so they have to keep working “
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