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Better plot than 6 sense #iseechairpeople
It is absolutely insane to me that Killer Sofa was this much fun. Now I don't know if I can call it "good" or even recommend it on a broad scale. But if you saw this poster and thought "That looks like something I'm gonna have to watch", then, yes, you do. Odd for a movie about a killer couch, but one of its problems is actually that it tries to be too much. You'd think, simple concept, but the movie introduces so many concepts, that by the time we're in the third act, it trips over itself trying (and failing) to do them all justice. The first two-thirds of Killer Sofa is a great time though. It plays the concept totally straight-faced, which is actually why it works. It's hilarious because it's played seriously.
The best film about a murderous chair possibly ever! In all seriousness it's funny and actually creepy as the film fully commits to the possession idea. Solid horror!
This masterwork of a movie brought tears to my eyes with its beautiful visuals and groundbreaking CGI technology. The plot was driven perfectly from start to finish. I can see this perfected price of art being preserved in a museum someday. This masterpiece is undoubtedly at the pinnacle of the cinematic industry.
Let's get the ridiculousness of the principal concept of the movie out of the way before I move on. It is a movie about a possessed recliner. Now let it digest, and settle. Still give the film a chance. This is so much more than the obvious set-up suggests and despite the clear desire to pass this film off as silly there is a real, straight forward horror story taking place. One closer to "Evil Dead" than "Evil Bong".
First, the story standard horror affair. Elements of the occult, evil spirits, Jewish mysticism, and unfortunate victims of happenstance. My only outlying irritation is with the one of cultural differences, the film says "killer Sofa" when clearly it is a recliner. Now, for the most part "Killer Sofa" is fun, entertaining, and atmospherically rich with classic horror imagery.
The acting is quality. The cast, being very clear on the story's material and the director's intent, fully commit to these characters. The dialog and general writing is hit-and-miss. Some moments lose momentum but mostly the film offers entertaining, nostalgic horror movie moments that make you forget that, for the most part, this is a movie about a killer "couch".
The cinematography and lighting choices are cotton candy horror magic. Very riminescent of "Tales From The Crypt" and Italian giallo. The scene structure and atmosphere really elevate "Killer Sofa" to a level that steps beyond the usual material similar to this, mostly Charles Band and Full Moon Horror stuff. Plus this film at its core is a serious dybbuk possession film with only the slightest bit of satire.
Overall I enjoyed "Killer Sofa" far more than I expected to, and on a level that went deeper than the superficial. Yes, you have to settle any reservations about taking a film about a killer sofa. Once you allow yourself to get into it, the movie becomes fun, quality horror that celebrates the classic horror fantastical notions that somehow struggle to find a home in today's "love of realism" home invasion, torture porn world. I think this film is worth checking out.
Incredibly terrible. Lack of imagination and terrible acting. Just another dud In Hollywood