Ryan Murphy Is Having a Very Happy Halloween
By now we all know horror legend David Cronenberg as the director of a ton of brilliant films from his long career (Paddington 2, The Dead Don’t Die, A Dangerous Method, The Fly, Dead Snow), and not just because he was also the guy who created the original Mothra of film fame. He also directed the brilliant and creepy The Fly, one of the few good zombie movies that isn’t a blatant rip-off of the Romero zombie films from the seventies (and one of the few zombie films you should be scared of). He directed the excellent vampire film The Last House on the Left and the one of the best horror films of all time, The Fly, and then wrote and directed M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. He did a number of well executed films before getting his big break making a horror film, the original Mothra/Thing from the 1980s (and one of my favorite early horror films, IMHO) and then his masterwork, the film that gave rise to his own brand of horror cinema, Dark Star.
David Cronenberg has written and directed many of the most notable films in recent memory, and I’ve always been a fan of his work, ever since I stumbled across his amazing film The Fly. You see, the director, David Cronenberg, is not only the man who created The Fly, he also directed Mothra, another film that I’ve always enjoyed immensely. This time Cronenberg was not only a writer and director but the executive producer, which is amazing, considering what this man is best known for. That film, Mothra, was just released, and I’ll be doing an overview of this film here, so let’s get right to it.
The film itself is a mixture of horror, science fiction and a dark piece of romance, and its main character, Mothra, is one of the most memorable, intriguing, and most unique human characters in recent memory. That, and the fact that it is set in and influenced by a fictional alien world known as The Twilight Zone, is what makes Mothra a unique and fantastic film in a world that could really use more unique, well made sci-fi and horror films. The film follows