What is it about a horror movie that draws horror fanatics (like me) to them? Is it the creepy music that plays when the serial killer is about to kill the girl in the shower? Or maybe it’s the climax to a terrible moment in time when a character is oblivious to a threatening presence, and only the viewers can see him/her/it. Well not anymore. Back in the day, when horror movies were still fresh, these are the things I liked to see. But with time, the movie industry has repeated these scenes until they become tired and almost cliché. There’s always going to be a girl (most likely blond) standing seductively in the shower, the lights are always going to flicker, once in a while, the water turns to blood, and you always know that sharp piano sound(DING! DING! DING!) is going to play, right before the girl is killed. There’s always going to be that one character who doesn’t believe in ghosts, or who refuses to listen to the main character. Its only when things get really bad, when they see the ghost for themselves, or before they are killed, that they suddenly believe! These things become predictable, and that’s why horror movies are becoming less “SCREEEEEAM!” and more “meh!” another frustrating thing about some horror movies is that they are full of blood and gore and no suspense or creep at all. These movies just become disgusting and not actually scary. The worst horror movie you could ever watch, is one that makes you laugh. I found myself laughing during DRAG ME TO HELL.
It started off ok-ish, but then it just fizzled out for me. i laughed at the terrible hose nose bleed, at the fly buzzing in christina’s stomach, I mean I’m sure the fly would not be able to fly in a wet and acidic environment. But then again, it wasn’t a normal fly, so maybe we could let that one slide. When the old lady tried to bite Christina with her gums, before realizing her dentures had fallen out? And the man who is possessed by the lamia near the end, and he does that little dance in the air? That was just silly. And of course the boyfriend who didn’t believe until the end, when his girlfriend is dragged to hell. It was also one of those disgusting movies. Their effects were not that great either, especially the part when Christina goes to the gypsy woman’s home. She trips over a coffin, and the gypsy woman tumbles out the coffin and onto Christina and spews out a whole lot of green goo onto Christina’s face. You can actually see that the gunk is computerized. And when Christina stands up again, miraculously, she’s dry. No goo in her face, hair or clothes. Disappointing. I also found myself laughing at certain times during Fright Night.
Cover of Fright Night
That movie was just silly. I found it hilarious when Jerry was staked with the sign post and e starts writhing on the road unable to reach the post to pull it out! His legs do the most ridiculous things as he writhes on the floor. absolutely humorous.i was quite impressed with paranormal activity. The first one takes the cup for me. Their graphics are superb, and they did it all with home videos, which made it so much scarier. They portrayed it as a true story, and that’s what got to me, before I found out it was fiction. However, part 2 and 3 just kill it. Their story gets a bit shaky. An example of this is in the first movie, Katie kills Micah, and then she’s shot by the police. At the end of the movie, they say in memory of Katie and Micah, implying that they both died. In the second movie however, the end is changed when Katie comes to take the baby, and they end the movie saying “Katie and the baby(I forget his name) have not been seen since.” So that killed it a lot for me, because it removes that “true story quality” about it. A good horror movie should keep you on the edge of your seat literally. It should be full of suspense, and it should have a good plot and it should be believable. A scary movie is one that would make an audience think “ OH MY GOODNESS! THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ME!” Creepy music is a must no matter what, but it must be effective music. The kind of music that would give you goose bumps just listening to it, without any video. Now imagine when that creepy music, and creepy video is combined! Slow buildups are the best part of a horror movie. When the main character is all alone in a strange place, with strange noises that make the audience jump once in a while. A steady climax, that makes one hold their breath before a good scare! Blood and gore is good, so long as its not overdone. More creep, Less gore, and that’s a great horror movie!