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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