The Cinema and horror movies

I love nothing more than going to the cinema and watching a good film, I love the atmosphere, the large screen, the loudness of the audio with the surround sound. Oh I do love going, sitting down chilling out, switching off from the outside world to watch a film after a long week in work, nothing compares to it.

I’ve always love to watch a movie, ever since I can remember. Often I would stay up late and watch the horror movies on TV on a Friday night, sometimes hiding behind the pillow, scared to see what was going to happen next. Being spooked was the thrill of seeing the late night horror film with the likes of Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Oh they don’t make them like they did back then, the old Hammer films were the best, making hair stand up on my arms and sending a shiver down my spine, leaving me cold. Chill of the background music the suspense and the anticipation that something going to happen, something to spook you.

Just recently there have been a number of horror movies released with more to come as Halloween just around the corner. But these days horror films don’t seem to be the same as they did many years ago. They don’t seem to spook me as much, if at all. They seem to have lost the magic of spooking me, making me jump or maybe I seen too many over the years. The last film that I thought was the best I’d seen in years was the Woman in Black, which did spook me in a few places and left me thinking I’ve seen a really good horror movie.

The least yearly offering of Paranormal activity films, which is due to be released here in the UK soon, just aren’t not scary enough to spook me or make me jump. The first one, well I was sitting waiting for something to happen and then it did, the door banged shut. The second was a little better than the first, never saw the third. After seeing the first 2 and wasn’t that impressed and wasn’t going to waste a few hours in hopes that something good would come of the film and spook me. The fourth is due to be release in a few weeks time, I wonder if it will be better than the others. The only thing which is cleverly done is how they are woven the films together.

The last 2 so called horror film I just been to see, “The Possession” base on a true story and “The house at the end of the street” were very mild and nothing really to be scared about even though there were classed as horror films. Apart from Paranormal activity, “Sinister” is out in the UK later this week and promises to be good, but I’ll wait on see on that one. Maybe my level of watching a horror film is set too high to be really scared, but then again it’s only a film. It’s the thrill of seeing the film in the dark waiting for something to spook me, maybe someone tapping me on my shoulder as I’m in grossed in the film would scare me more.

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Nat Amaral 4 years ago from BC Canada

Great work! But I think you made an error with the last name 'Cushion'. Are you sure you didn't mean Peter Cushing? He often worked with Christopher Lee in the Hammer Production Films way back when. Either way, you are right about them. They were indeed movies well done!


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Nat Amaral, missed sorted, thanks for the heads up on that :)


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Dominique L 4 years ago from Oregon

Nice Hub! I have to agree with you, although I don't actually like to be scared. I watch horror movies because I like how pretty they are in their unique way. Because of that, I like the same movies you do. And I agree with you about Paranormal Activity. I went and saw it with a fellow teacher and we both thought that demons are an awful lot like our 8 year old students in a bad mood.

For people who don't like the average horror movie Hollywood puts out, I would recommend anything from a Spanish speaking country or Japanese stuff. But especially the Spanish speaking stuff.


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Dominique L, I'll have a look out for Spanish speaking one :)


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prospectboy 4 years ago from Texas

I agree with you Kev. Horror films just aren't like they used to be when I was growing up. I remember being a teen and watching the various "Friday the 13th" movies, along with the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies. Back then, I would honestly say that those films and others like them had me trembling a bit. The horror movies these days just don't have that edge anymore. I saw the first "Paranormal Activity", and I thought it was a bore fest. I've yet to see the others, but I honestly can't say that I'm really all that interested if they're anything like the first. Anyway, nice write up my friend. Voted you up, and gave you an awesome.


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C J Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

Great hub. I loved the Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th movies when I was a teen. it is true that it is hard to find a good horror movie these days - they are either boring or just plain gross.


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Brad, yeah your right about "Paranormal Activity" being a bore fest :)


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you C J Johnson :)

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