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so sick of everyone talking about how scary these nonscary movies were
wait til you see a REAL horror movie, then youll be scared
Fuck you, the Strangers scared the shit out of me. I spend the summer in the middle of a countryside every year and watched it there, alone at night in Buttfuck, Nowhere.
The other two, not very much, which is saying something since I’m the biggest wuss ever.
You know what you should watch?
Excuse you, but parts of Insidious were totally jump-worthy.
Also, Begotten is BORING AND TERRIBLE.
That’s because it’s art.
I will concede the movie is slow as fuck and drags but I am pretty sure that’s the point.
- paranormal activity was unnerving for the suspense in some places and the moment when they discover the three fingered paw mark on the floor but it’s true that it was pretty weak
- insidious is boring in the real life parts but the dream scene has a few jumps. it is beautifully filmed and the smiling characters are very charming. the main demon starts making a lot more sense when you see him sharpening his claws in a room filled with colorful dolls, bringing you the image of a fairy tale monster. the ending however is disappointing.
out of all three, strangers is the scariest when you put yourself in the place of the main characters. it’s not supposed to have cheap thrills but very subtle scenes where the serial killers appear yet you don’t notice on a first glance and when they are noticeable, they are silent, hiding in plain sight. they stalk and play with their prey, they move around the house as they please, they psychologically harass the couple, manipulating them into becoming so paranoid and defenseless until they strike the final blow. when asked “why” they respond “because you were home” basically “because we fucking love to kill and you happened to be here so…”
the serial killers also have distinct personalities, something you don’t notice very well in a serial killer movies where they focus on how crazy the person/s are. their masks are the first hint. the blondie has a childlike mask and she’s very impatient just like a child who wants their toy right away. the man is the observer: sneaky, agile, stalkerish and together with blondie stirs paranoia. pinup girl, as i suspect, is the brain, she is also agile like a cat but patient and mature, she assures that they do not escape
it’s a very good serial killer movie, one of my favorites
TL;DR people have different perceptions of what is scary and what is not
I actually did like Insidious’ ending. I think in terms of horror movies, downer endings are the best because they’re the most realistic. It also had a few jump scares that startled me, yeah, but as a horror movie, I dunno, it didn’t really scare me.
Then again, my perception of horror is kind of warped. Jump scares are good, yes, but I prefer paranoia-inducing things, hence my intense love for the Silent Hill games; there are jump scares, but the suspense and unnerving atmosphere are way the hell more prevalent.
I personally know someone who is terrified of Insidious, because he has lots of out of body experiences. It’s all subjective, y’know? Some people are more likely to find a “lore horror” (i.e. the Poltergeist, the Exorcist) more frightening because there’s nothing there to prove the monsters exist, while, at the same time, there’s nothing to say they don’t. On the other hand, some people like “realistic horror” (i.e. the Saw movies, Se7en) because, holy shit, this could actually happen!
These are pretty poor examples, but I’m not very well versed in horror movies…
But uh, pretty much everything that Delia covered.
oh my god everyone shut up
Different things scare different people. I’m personally not scared by psychological thrillers, but shit popping out of nowhere creeps me out. SAW does nothing for me except give me a good laugh. For some people, it’s the other way around.
I will punch you in the face if you try to tell me what the fuck is scary and what isn’t.
(Now good vs. bad is a whole different argument.)