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Old 07-21-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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We went to see this last night and loved it. Of these types of movies, this is my favorite one yet. It was great to see Lily Taylor again, too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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First movie in a loooooooooooooong time that's made me crap my pants. It shows that you don't need tons of violence, gore, and monsters to make a movie 'scary'.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: California
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Saw the previews on TV, really scared the stuffin' out of me, don't think i will see it... made me feel there would be something horrible squatting on my dresser peering at me in the dark while i slept!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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I loved this movie so much, and I left the theater with the biggest smile on my face because, for the first time in YEARS, hell, in as long as I can remember, I finally saw a great horror film in theaters.

I get irritated with most horror movies that come out today because so many seem to think that blood and gore equate scary. Slasher films do not do it for me, and it amazes me that this movie came from the same guy who did Saw. James Wan, the director, showed that he loves and admires that 70s type of haunted house horror movie, and while he obviously shows an admiration for The Exorcist, it doesn't feel like he is copying it.

Plus, anything that involves the supernatural, especially that which involves demon possession and the occult has that capacity to just terrify people. Horror filmmakers, please take note of this film before deciding to make the thousandth remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I loved this movie so much, and I left the theater with the biggest smile on my face because, for the first time in YEARS, hell, in as long as I can remember, I finally saw a great horror film in theaters.

I get irritated with most horror movies that come out today because so many seem to think that blood and gore equate scary. Slasher films do not do it for me, and it amazes me that this movie came from the same guy who did Saw. James Wan, the director, showed that he loves and admires that 70s type of haunted house horror movie, and while he obviously shows an admiration for The Exorcist, it doesn't feel like he is copying it.

Plus, anything that involves the supernatural, especially that which involves demon possession and the occult has that capacity to just terrify people. Horror filmmakers, please take note of this film before deciding to make the thousandth remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

You get it. This is exactly how I feel! There was something about the 70s and early 80s movies that was atmospheric and true to life, but scary as hell! I'm not sure it it's the lighting, or the slow progression from the mundane to the monstrous that made those movies as good as they were.

I agree. Slash the slash. It's not scary at all.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Very good and scary horror film. There were still a few cheap scares here and there, but overall I'd say it might possibly be the best horror film to come out the past several years.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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I can' t abide watching horror films,especially the Japanese horror film


but this film has a big box-office success
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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This sounds great. I love atmospheric ghost movies. I really hope this is scary. So many movies promise so much and fail to deliver.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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My friend, who is pretty jaded about horror movies since we have seen just countless titles, saw this & said it was very good. He actually got goosebumps at some parts....highly unusual for him.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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It did make me jump and some parts were pretty good.

But I did not leave that theater feeling scared. (I guess I like scarey movies)

I actually was surprised when it was over and wondered when I was going to be terrified? I never was.

I guess I have watched so many documdramas about spirits and hauntings, that most of what the paranormal experts said, did not surprise me.

If you like to be haunted and scared, go see it! If you are not afraid of much, still go see it!
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