Sunday, April 3, 2011
I wanted to write about this last night rather than Sharktopus, but honestly I wouldn't of slept if I had to make myself think about it. Two days ago I didn't even know this movie existed and had you told me it was directed by the guy who directed the first "Saw" movie, I probably wouldn't of seen it. Say what you want about the Saw films, but I see them as the start of a really shitty trend in horror films, and I don't care to support it and I don't find them scary. That being said, I'm interested in seen the other films from James Wan and Leigh Whannel.
I'm not gonna say to much, it's a horror film and it's a horror film where it's less scary so basically family moves into a new house, while unpacking one of the kids falls off a ladder and bumps his head, the parents put him to bed and the next morning he doesn't wake up. At that point creepy shit starts happening to only the wife who apparently quit her job to write really bad songs. If I were her I'd just play the piano all the time, trust me no ghost would sit through that! I almost left the theatre at that point. THAT'S IT THAT'S ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW!
The most surprising thing about this movie was it was PG-13, which normally scares me off horror films. Looking back though there's no blood, no nudity, it's just creepy as shit. I was impressed, more impressed with the first half than the second half. The second half they get a little to unbelievable for me and the ghosts stop being something you see out of the corner of your eye and you see them more straight on. It takes away from their creepy and makes well less believable, doesn't hurt the film the second half is still fun and has a lot of exciting parts, but the first half is far superior. The first half had this great way of building your trust, and making you think the tense part was over only to assault you with a jump scare, it built tension well and honestly was probably one of the better horror movies I've seen in years, the second half had a lot more comedy and cranked down the tension by quite a bit, which I may have needed or I probably wouldn't have slept for 2 or three days.
I'm gonna end this with advice for families who may or may not be under attack by ghosts, if you have a baby and you keep hearing voices from their room, take down any curtains that someone may be able to hide behind, and if you live in a haunted house, Ghosts LOVE tiny tim's "Tip Toe through the Tulips" so destroy anything that may contain that song. In fact destroy any records you never know what some evil black and red faced satyr might like.