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Scariest film I've seen!
Member Name: ask_eve
Advantages: jumpy, scary,
This film was bought for my birthday. It's quite a new film, though I hadn't seen any adverts for it, so I didn't know what to expect. You can get the Dvd online for about £9 at the minute.
A family move into a new home, but when the son becomes ill, strange things start occuring in the home, and horror becomes a reality. I don't want to give too much away, so that's all I'll say about the story.
I thought the storyline was a little unclear at first, but when you realise what's happening, it's fantastic and really well thought out. Like all horrors, there are some predictable parts, where you're saying "don't do that!!" but thre are some really jumpy unexpected parts too.
I'm a huge fan of horrors, and have seen lots, but this was refreshing. The acting was brilliant although none of them are high profile actors. The dialogue in the film was well thought out and iteresting, I thought that the special effects and make-up in the film were really well done too. There weren't so many parts in this film where you're left thinking "Why would you do that?" which is what many horror films have me thinking, the director tried to acoid horror cliches I think which makes the film better.
The best/worst thing about the film are the jumpy unexpected bits that keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the film. I felt like I was going to have a nervous breakdown!
I don't normally watch the bonus features on DVD's, but I watched the making of the film after I watched the film, just to put myself at ease a little bit before I went to bed. It was interesting although they don't go into much detail about what they did in the film.
This was one of those films that left you thinking for ages afterwards about the possiblity of what happens in the movie happening in real life, and this is what gives it that extra scare factor for me. I couldn't stop thinking about it when I went to bed and I think I scared myself a little!
Overall, I loved and hated this film. I loved it because it was brilliant to watch and definitely worth it's horror genre, but I hated it because it really did scare me. It is rated a 15 but I think an 18 would be more suitable for this film because it's so nerve-wrecking. I'd definitely recommend this film to horror lovers, I really enjoyed it.
Summary: Not to be watched alone!!