Tomorrow's the big day, and while I might watch a couple more horror movies before the end of the season, I wanted to do a recap of the awesome ones I've been watching since the last time I posted.
THE CONJURING - I finally got around to seeing the most talked about horror film of the year (and one I'd been wanting to see from the moment I was haunted by its trailer..) And yeah, it was pretty terrifying. At first it kind of seems like your standard haunted house fare, but once the story gets rolling, the tension never lets up. The thing that makes it even more disturbing is that this is an allegedly true story, based on the files of the famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. There's plenty of scares to be had here, and a few might be too much for some people. [SPOILER HIGHLIGHT TO READ] A possession takes place in this film, and it's pretty disturbing. [/SPOILER]
SINISTER - I've been wanting to watch this one all horror season as well, and time was running out. So instead of waiting until next Halloween and watching it with my friends, I opted to watch it in the middle of the night, alone. Not the smartest decision I've ever made...especially when my apartment is decorated with a vintage projector (the main character has a few run-ins with a similar projector is all I'll say...) This film was very effective, and pretty good considering the horror films in the last little while had been going through somewhat of a slump (maybe it's revived??) I really loved the music and the plot, though I will say it isn't perfect. I'm not completely sure how satisfied I am with the way things went in the second half, but that doesn't keep me from loving it as a whole.
HERE. But if somehow ONE kid per movie isn't enough for you, check out the 1960 creeper Village of the Damned. Here the kids have glowing eyes, speak in British accents and can read your thoughts. There is no escape. Ha! This one was a little slow moving for me, but pretty chilling once it got going.
Well that's all for the recaps, but come back tomorrow and I'll have one more Halloween post!