Isn't the trend of horror movies nowadays the over-the-top gore and squirm factor? Like in movies such as Saw or Hostel? I'm not into that type of scary movie at all. I'm a big wuss when it comes to that torture stuff. Not a fan of slasher flicks either. I do enjoy me a good suspense movie though. Although, I think what's creepier than any given Hitchcock thriller (now there was a master of suspense) is how sadistic the man himself was, especially when you hear all those "behind the scenes" stories of how he directed. I remember seeing some behind-the-scenes special on horror movies and the way he tortured that blond chick in The Birds- THAT is horrifying.
All I know is that I'm getting tired of horror movies in the "Based on 'real' events" genre.
No kidding. Isn't that at least 80% of modern "horror" flicks?
I'm not that big into straight up gore/shock horror films, either. That stuff just comes down to how much of it you can handle before turning away. Although, I do think Cabin Fever is pretty good.
I think something that makes you feel genuinely scared, or at least really creeped out, is what makes a good scary/horror flick.
Finally got around to seeing the Avengers last night. I'm probably 1 of 2 or 3 people here who hadn't seen it yet. We really enjoyed it. Lots of fun. Very entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of comic books, so I wasn't concerned about continuity, or how faithful to the universe the film is, which probably helped.
It was really cool seeing all of these guys in the same film, akin to the Expendables. I think Scarlett Johansson was out of place here, though. I just wasn't feeling her portrayal of Black Widow at all. I mean, yeah she's really fine and looks great in spandex... but she just doesn't seem like the action film type. Oh well. Just my opinion, obviously.