Because it's October, I'm watching more horror movies; some of them are truly awful, but there's no real knowing until you watch 'em. I don't pay much attention to critics. In any case, here's what I've watched so far this month.
- Dead Silence - It looks great and has a decent twist at the end, but overall the story isn't strong enough to make this a really great movie. Plus, it breaks the Ghost Rule (see below).
- The Ferryman - Pretty crappy. I'm not sure what John Rhys-Davies is doing in this movie. There's more gore than scare, though, so I don't recommend it.
- The Marsh - Not too bad. It follows the usual "something tragic happened so I'll go live in a country manor to try and heal but scarier things happen there" routine and ends in a fairly predictable with with a moderate twist. But hey, it's got Forest Whitaker in it and he's always cool.
- Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes - I wanted it to be as memorable as the original. But not even close. Oh well. I don't recommend it.
The Ghost Rule: In movies, ghosts are scary and have lots of crazy powers. For them to be believable, though (if that makes sense), their powers need to be consistent. You can't establish early in the movie that the ghost can manifest anywhere, anytime, at the director's whim, only to show that the protagonists can actually try and outrun the ghost in the end. Because we saw, earlier, that the ghost can be anywhere it wants. Be consistent! That's my ghost rule. I need to think up some examples of this.
Anyway, more to come. I'm interested in seeing Resident Evil: Extinction, but only because it's a zombie movie and I, as a rule, really like zombie movies. I'm not crazy about the plot direction of the Resident Evil movies, because I really enjoyed the games and the novels. Yes, I read every RE novel and liked them.
So...anyone see any scary movies lately? Recommend anything?