I like quite a few of the films that John Coscarelli has done, particularly “Phantasm,” but that’s almost a given. That being said, I really do want to see his version of James Wong’s novel. In fact I have been wanting to see this movie for at least five or six months, every since I first heard about it. I even went and purchased the book–which I found oddly conventional, despite ample helpings of soy sauce–which made me want to see what Coscarelli could do with the material. Now knowing that it’s coming out December 28th makes it a little less like Nessie or Bigfoot, though not by much.
It also doesn’t strike me as movie that’s filled with the spirit of Christmas, but we’ll see.