1 (edited by vapdne 2021-01-09 19:02:53)

Topic: Sweet Home (Live action)

Apparently this South Korean horror is based on a webtoon. I've never seen that but this is rather good. I won't put a trailer link in as there is one on the https://next-episode.net/sweet-home page.

https://i.ibb.co/fYn6LYk/Sweet-Home.jpg

This blood drenched horror series (which is I believe a one off mini-series) is full of crazy. And just like Romero's film 'The Crazies' (ignore the 2010 remake, I've seen it, it's less horrific than the original from 1973 and just plain below average US horror) just go with it.

From the opening scenes I quickly realised that the shows creators didn't care how mental it got but they were damn sure that there was going to be blood, blood, more blood, body horror galore and monster's. Lots of monster's.

At times it's really quite bonkers but as I decided to just go with it wherever it decided to lead it was almost brilliant. Hard to fault it, you'd have to want to. It's great, give it a go

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

2 (edited by lighton 2021-01-09 21:04:32)

Re: Sweet Home (Live action)

"Sweet Home" and "Alice in Borderland" were both released around the same time on Netflix, so i checked out both pilots and the "Sweet Home" pilot was not bad, actually pretty cool, except the cgi was a bit wonky and it got a bit too crazy for me at the end. So i went with "Alice in Borderland" instead and wasnt disappointed at all.

But if you don't mind bloody horror galore, this might be worth a look.

https://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=Watchlist&kk=276008292d78a1f619f8bbc10840767b

3 (edited by vapdne 2021-01-09 20:35:57)

Re: Sweet Home (Live action)

Ta buddy, will add it to my list

Edit: It was already smile

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

Re: Sweet Home (Live action)

I watched the trailer recently, looked too cheap. cool Won't watch the show.

The relatively high IMDb rating surprised me, same thing with https://next-episode.net/alice-in-borderland-2020 (which I did watch) - weird...

Re: Sweet Home (Live action)

I feel that yes the money available for the CGI for the monsters was a potentially limiting factor. But the monster's are so off the wall it didn't detract from the show. For me at least. But I'm used to watching a lot of lower budget or at least old film where the money isn't there for decent CGI. Or it didn't exist at the time. Depends on expectations I suppose.

The thing about low budget stuff, and this don't necessarily apply to Sweet Home, is getting the basics right. Too many low budget productions are limited not by SFX budgets but by acting, script and plotting. Sweet Home got those right.

I don't watch trailers. I never have and I never will.
I don't like Tom Cruise, James Cameron and there's lots more to add, give me time
I don't like Star Wars or Star Trek or any superhero *hit

Re: Sweet Home (Live action)

vapdne wrote:

Too many low budget productions are limited not by SFX budgets but by acting, script and plotting.

I fully agree! At the same time, I guess all those great shows have spoiled me over the last few years, I'm not willing to overlook bad SFX if (close to) everything else isn't above average. smile