I like watching all kinds of movies.
Some I have a bad feeling about and watch anyway.
I never seem to learn.
Just last week I watched Hostel 2 on cable.
It was just as if not more disgusting than the original.
I texted Clint (with whom I had seen the first Hostel) the following:
"Just watched hostel 2. wish I could get back those 90 minutes of my life."
"I wish I could get back the 18 bucks I spent on that movie. I bought the DVD."
That actually was kind of funny.
I forwarded our conversation to daughter Amy.
"Like father like son. dumbass!"
Funny Games is by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke.
I've seen one of his movies, Cache. It was dark and mildly disturbing plus I never really figured it out but I liked it.
His most successful film is The Piano Teacher.
Funny Games originally came out in 1997 and an American remake was made in 2008 - scene for scene.
I had never heard of it until I saw some listings for both versions of the DVD's on ebay.
I noticed it was showing on CineMax so I'm sure it will filter down to one of the cable stations I get pretty soon.
From Wiki, a short description:
Funny Games is an experimental 1997 Austrian horror film directed by Michael Haneke. The plot of the film involves two teenagers who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games.
That should explain it.
Trailer for the 1997 version:
Trailer for the 2008 version: