Recently I was able to take some time and go to the movies all the way out in Jersey. Its been a long time since I was actually scared in a movie theater and I’d heard good things so I figured what the Hay, lets check it out.
The year is 1970 something as they are wearing bell bottoms and saying things like “groovy” and “far-out”. The place is a farmhouse in Rhode Island. A family moves into the farmhouse and almost immediately begins experiencing paranormal activities. After a while they call on the famous Demonologist Ed Warren and his clairvoyant wife Lorraine to help cleanse their house.
All in all this movie was pretty well executed. Its different from today’s horror films in that the gore isn’t the main focus(I actually put overly gory horror films in their own category: Gore Fest). The scares are actually legitimate and well thought out. Even when you know somethings coming you’ll still jump because of how they present it to you. Having grown up reading just about everything Stephen King could crank out I don’t scare easily these days, but even I jumped a few times.
The use of music in this film was pretty effective. I loved the use of the song Time of Season. It didn’t fit, but it did…its just one of those great choices that are made in films from time to time.
Four stars! It was a solid storyline, great acting, great direction, and interesting characters. The atmosphere was creepy and the ending was pretty cool too. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star rating is that I wanted to be scared MORE. Less “Gotcha” scares and more legitimately freaked out scares. Overall though I’d say go see this movie in theaters!
If you’ve seen this movie and you have anything to add feel free to comment below!
I know its been more time between posts but hey I’ve been writing a screenplay! I’ll be uploading the logline and the first 15 or 20 pages (yes its WGA registered) tomorrow if anyone wants to take a peek. It’s a sci-fi/action called Kingdom, Come. I hope you’ll check it out and leave feedback!
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