Post by Savior1981 on Jun 10, 2018 18:38:56 GMT -6
I've heard great things (like people comparing it to the Excorcist). That said, it'll be disappointing in a way. You can't compare it to one of the greatest horror movies of all time and not disappoint a bit.
Post by Savior1981 on Jun 27, 2018 17:50:15 GMT -6
I thought it was great for the last half hour. The first hour and a half.... lets just say this movie is the definition of a slow burn. It all pays off towards the end though. I recommend it. It's not Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby good, but I do see similarities.
It really does a good job building up suspense and making you actually care about the characters. And, despite the slow burn, there is a great scene in the first part involving a car and a light post.... I won't ruin it but that scene is still sticking with me.
I think we are in a bit of a Renaissance with horror movies. This was good, the new It was great, even the new Annabelle Creation was awesome. If this continues we may get a decent reboot of Halloween, Friday the 13th, and (fingers crossed) Hellraiser.
Just watched. That's one weird movie right there. HAIL KING PAIMON
Not sure how much of that happened and how much was delusion. Grandma was into some dark stuff, that's for sure. Slow burn is an understatement. 15 minutes in I almost turned it off. But I stuck with it. It wasn't what I expected... in a good way. Liked it.
The reviews seem split on this. People either really like it or really hate it. The Witch was like that too. A24 is on a roll lately. Is it the "scariest movie ever"? No. But it's good.
I went into this one spoiler-free and only saw the trailer once. The trailer is misleading. Making it seem like a standard ghost story. Which it is not. The "car scene" and the aftermath were unexpected and very well done. I liked the way we don't see a bunch of gore but rather Peter's reaction to it (and later Annie's screams from off-camera when she finds the headless body in the car). The severed head covered with ants gave me the willies. Not scary really, but disturbing. That's rare in horror these days. Goes to show you don't need constant jump scares to tell a good story.