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Monday, May 24, 2010

Population 436

Okay, once in awhile it is a treat to review a movie that is not strictly horror but right up there in the same neighborhood. Listed as a mystery/thriller, the movie "Population 436" is a pretty wicked film.

Let me pause here to tell you how I found out about this little gem. I am currently working for our illustrious United States government as a 2010 Census enumerator. So one day last week my crew leader mentions this movie and tells me the quick synopsis which went something like this..."It's about a census worker who goes to a small town where the population never changes. Every time they check the numbers it remains 436" I was intrigued and fortunate to find the full length movie on the internet.

Jeremy Sisto {(Probably best known for his roles in Six Feet Under (HBO series, 2001-2005) & Law & Order (TV series, 2007–present)} stars as a census taker assigned to count the population of a small town. He quickly discovers that things aren't quite right in Rockwell Falls. After a little research he finds that the population has been exactly 436 for the last hundred years. Finding out why that is becomes a bizarre journey for him. Very similar in plot to the literary classic "The Lottery" written by Shirley Jackson and the 2004 M. Night Shyamalan film "The Village".

What I enjoyed most was the acting. Sisto does a great job of playing the average joe caught in a very not so average circumstance. And who do we find playing the role of the somewhat helpful sheriff's deputy? Why its none other than lead singer of Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst. These guys do such a good job, that by the middle of the movie I was anxious to see how it turned out. Not a bad movie for a quiet afternoon.


  • Today's Cure song is "Homesick" from the upcoming highly anticipated remastered Disintegration CD-(1989/2010) A sad love song that threatens to make you cry from the slow melancholic beginning:
"And i forget when to move when my mouth is this dry
and my eyes are bursting hearts in a blood-stained sky.
Oh it was sweet it was wild and oh how we..."



Blogger Didou said...

Hmm, I should look into it. It seems interesting & I'm always on the lookout for new good movies to watch.

The last interesting one that I've seen is "The Road".

Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:54:00 PM  

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