I've watched a lot of horror films over the years and am getting increasingly fed up of empty frights and over the top monsters. The building of atmosphere seems to be a dying art. In this vein, the film that really set itself out from the others recently was Paranormal Activity. Incredibly low budget and low key and this is undoubtedly what made it so effective. What I particularly liked was the use of repetition -- returning to the bedroom every night, so that you would start to anticipate supernatural happenings, which only served to put you even more on edge. I think it was a wise choice to make it a demon rather than a plain old ghost. The perseverance of the entity, the growing violence of it, and the fact that ultimately nothing could be done about it made it quite terrifying.
I agree - Paranormal Activity wins. What other movie builds the tension so much that something as simple as a door creaking can make everyone in the theater jump and scream like babies? And I can't remember any other movie that made me dread anything so much as I dreaded the scenes with the eerie night vision. Most horror films just make me laugh or groan, but this one did the trick.
texas chainsaw masaccree...can't bear to see someone's body slit in half and then salted on top of it....horrible
I don't get scared by a lot of films, but the ones that did the most are [REC] and A Tale of Two Sisters. Those are relatively recent, but some classics are also The Exorcist and The Shinning.
As to why they're scary, you'll just have to see them, but they're just done very well, building an atmosphere and not just relying on jumps and gore.
I'm about to rewatch A Tale of Two Sisters so I'll make a review of it.
by WaffleCheese3 months ago
I don't know what it is . . . I usually find a movie that is recommended by a friend that will break me.I, to this day, cannot find a horror movie that actually makes me scared. I'm not even a jumper. I guess I'm just...
by Beth Perry2 years ago
What is the scariest movie you have ever watched?And what about the film gave you goose bumps?
by TonyHansel8 years ago
Is Paranormal Activity better than The Exorcist?
by FactAndFiction5 years ago
It's not to make the movie interesting because all i do is get mad at the characters. You know they are going to die so what's the point?
by Melody3 years ago
Have you ever experience any paranormal activity? What did you do to overcome it?
by sarovai8 years ago
Why we feel so disturbed when we are alone?
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