||[May. 9th, 2007|10:23 am]
Convert now, or fall forever.
The Ring? not scary.|
Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Yeah, whatever.
The Hills Have Eyes? Wow, this is lame.
Night of The Living Dead (revised)? er...hey, you know the original is at least a good movie, right?
And so it goes.
28 Weeks Later? Holy crap, thats creepy as fuck.
One of the cooler things about living here is being able to get into the press screenings for movies.
Like 28 Weeks later. which is creepy as fuck. And really, thats like the first movie since what?
By Dawn's Early Light? i think that I found creepy. And BDEL is a nuclear war movie.
What can I say? "Horror" movies bore me. the "28 X Later" franchise totally seems different though. Still, not scary, just creepy.
"The end in extremely fucken nigh!"
I agree that scary is not equal to creepy and Horror movies tend to be boring. Whatever-ness notwithstanding, do you think the "humans-are-REALLY-scary movies, like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or House of Wax, are boring-er or more interesting than the supernatural stuff? The scariest movie I've ever seen was Brain Damage, because its take on addiction was so real.
Aliens is terrifying the first time you see it, but it isn't creepy.
I keep hearing horrible stories about The Eye that make me really NOT want to accidentally see even ten seconds of those movies.
2007-05-10 05:10 pm (UTC)
I liked disturbia.
the problem I have with stuff like TCM and HoW is that they're totally predictable. they telegraph what they're about in every scene and they generally go for cheap scares by being graphic and having guys jump out at you. they lack any sort of depth, and copious amounts of blood during dismemberment just doesn't make up for that.
Really, I'd rather watch House of the Dead because that at least has both Jurgen Prochnow and that cool fight scene in the middle of the movie.
Movies dont really scare me anymore, though Alien scared me back when I first saw it. Which made me put off Aliens as long as I could but in end Aliens is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
And actually, Alien is a good example of what I'm talking about. If it's compared to TCM yeah, they're basically the same thing but Alien aims at mood, a decent story (theres what? two subplots in addition to the beastie?), and a background thats bigger than the movie (A friend of mine once pointed out a dude wearing a :Wumpscut: shirt at a bar to me saying "He thinks he's wearing a :Wumpscut: shirt, but we know its really Weyland-Yutani" really now, when was the last time a TCM shirt wasnt clearly labeled as such?)
hrm. I've never seen The Eye, or for that matter even heard of it.
Well, there was The Eye from Thief: The Dark Project and it was kinda creepy, but what talking, sentinent, malicious gemstone wouldn't be?
So I think my conclusion, really, is that people arent scary, they're just dumb but outside agencies, things that put it beyond control or understanding, are a bit creepy.