Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Horror Movie Challenge: Day 10

A Horror Movie Everyone Loves But You Don't 

      Wow, this is a tough question. Horror movies like anything else are really subjective but horror movies have such extremely loyal fans. I have a lot of answers for this questions and I know a lot of people are going to disagree with my answers.

The Exorcist

     Highly placed on most lists and a film some people even today refuse to watch, The Exorcist is one of the most hyped horror movies of all time. I watched it for the first time when I was 15 and on a horror movie kick where I went through the entire horror movie section at a local Move Gallery (RIP). Maybe because I was expecting too much but the film definitely underwhelmed. I thought it was interesting and unique compared to the slashers that usually dominated the horror genre but I didn't really like it. I didn't find it scary or suspenseful and after one viewing I have never felt the desire to watch it again. I have seen many other exorcism films since and I've liked a few but it's definitely not a sub-genre that I'm into.



      Halloween is another classic horror films that millions of peole love and in many cases spawned their addiction to horror films. Sadly, I do no count myself among them. I watched Halloween as a child and then again as a teen and although I like the film I don't love it. In all honesty I much prefer the sequel and I don't care for any of the sequels. Michael as a character doesn't really do anything for me, he seems similar to Jason but his motivations aren't as clear. I hated the Rob Zombie remake but the first part that delves into Michael's childhood was fantastic and I would have loved to see more of that story.  

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