Friday, November 16, 2007

Horror Movies

So I watched the movie Hostel II the other night, and as a lover of horror movies (both cheesy and scary ones), I thought it was very well done. By 'well done,' I mean successfully bizarre and f*#$ed up. I'll approve of a horror movie when I get a chill on the back of my neck at a particular scene. Hostel II did that to me during one of the kill scenes (I'll refrain from describing it). Other horror movie scenes that do that to me include the part in the original Psycho (yes, the original...not the remake with Vince Vaughn), when Bates (as his mother) walks from the bedroom to the top of the stairs to stab the detective. There's just something about the angle in that scene (looking down from the ceiling) that makes it creepier.

Another scene that does that to me comes from a movie that is more or less hated by pretty much everyone who saw it, except me. Yes...The Blair Witch Project. There is a scene when they wake up in their tent because they start hearing weird noises. These noises start to get louder and creepier until their tent starts shaking. I thought it was creepy because I've been camping a lot and when you're out there all alone, weird noises can make you want to change your underwear.

Also, they never reveal what's making the noises...they only show the girl screaming obscenities and running. I think a lot of movies with a mysterious creature/ghost element become less scary when you see how cheesy the creature/ghost actually looks. The movie intentionally refrains from showing the actual "Blair Witch." That's why I liked the movie (and probably why everyone else hated it), because it keeps your imagination running after the film is over.

Anyway, I was going to relate my viewing of Hostel II to my actual experiences in hostels but I got off track...I'll save that for another post...



3 comments:

Josh said...

Ain't nothin wrong with the blair witch project. People who don't like it don't appreciate horror films well enough..

Gail said...

Don't forget the movie Saw. That one was disturbing. Probably the scariest movie I ever saw was any movie Madonna was in. Then, of course, there are my own childhood home movies. Thanks, Dad. At least they don't have sound.

David Oblas said...

LVH-Marketing could be a good horror movie... or a board game... It was Gail, in the Design Area, with the Exacto Knife!!