Paranormal Activity 2
I watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night and I must say that for a sequel, this was VERY GOOD! In fact, it’s just as good, if not better than the original.
The first loud bang really made me jump, but I’ve learned now not to be holding a hot cuppa when watching movies since freaking out once at Halloween and the coffee went all over me. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been stoned at the time.
When the movie finished, even though Luke was with me, I was very apprehensive and worried about walking down my long, long hallway that descends into darkness. Luke told me that I’m not watching movies like that again, but it goes to show how good this movie is.
So my question is, why do most people state that it’s a load of rubbish?
Perhaps it wasn’t that good watching it in a cinema or perhaps it’s because today, a persons appetite for horror has gone beyond the bounds of classic horror and it’s reality horror with torture, blood and guts that is required to satisfy?
I really don’t know the answer, so feel free to tell me.
Personally, I love classic horror and I find films about ghosts, supernatural, demons to be bloody scary in case they do exist. It’s the unknown that fuels my appetite and I’ve experienced reality horror in my life time and I don’t want to be reminded of it. Perhaps people who love these torture films haven’t experienced true horror?
I got half way through Wolf Creek and I couldn’t take it anymore and had to turn it off. OH MY GOD! The film was so intense and well made, but I couldn’t watch that a minute longer.
Perhaps I’m from a generation that was brought up on Hammer Horror and sneakily watching films like The Exorcist, The Entity and Amityville as a teenager that truly terrified me. If this is the case, what will future generations be like after watching movies like, Hostel, The Human Centipede, Saw? In case you’re wondering, no I haven’t watched them and I don’t intend on doing either.
Has anyone been watching Marchlands that is currently showing on ITV1?
Although not scary, it is a very good ghost drama that is quite apprehensive when you see the young lad fitting when the ghost of Alice appears. I love this drama because Alex Kingston’s character is in true denial of the existence of ghosts and can’t bear to think that her daughter is being haunted. For more information about Marchlands, visit the website by clicking here.
Classic Horror To Come
I can’t wait for Wake Wood, a Hammer film that will be released in the UK on March 25 2011. It has already been described as ‘an instant folk horror classic’.
Still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her… but what will they do when it’s time for their new daughter to go back?
Further information about the film can be found on the Hammer Films website by clicking here.
The Woman in Black (2011)
Produced by Talisman Films in association with Hammer Films
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
For further information about this film can be found on the Hammer Films website by clicking here.