I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
whats up w/ modern slashers makin their baddies hoards of anonymous masked goons w/ no personalities its so boring, bring back slasher villains i scream at horror film makers who are too busy making Paranormal Activity Ripoff #54345558
I can’t agree with you more. I miss actual suspense in a horror movie. These days it is all about jump scares and gross outs. Those aren’t scary. They don’t keep me awake at night with all the lights on clutching a battleaxe.
Michael Meyers (original, not Rob Zombie’s) was scary as shit. He was silent and brutal. He was the unstoppable force and he was out to end your life. He was intimidating and imprinted himself on the mind of all who watched him.
Freddy attacked us in our dreams and you better believe that is terrifying as shit! When we sleep is when we are most vulnerable so someone who attacks us then, in a world where he’s basically a god, will again, keep us up all damn night.
These guys are scary because they stick with us. Because they make us look down dark hallways for weeks afterwards just to make sure they aren’t there, waiting for us. They get in our minds and make us see figures in shadows.
Not least of all because those movies used practical effects so it all looked fairly real!
These days everything in the Paranormal Activities and the other fucks that are so forgettable I can’t even name them all use CGI and abusive amounts of shaky cam and none of it looks real. All of it is there for 1 second shock value and gross out effect. It isn’t scary. It is annoying.
I’d like to see a horror movie made in modern times that doesn’t have a single jump scare in it. I wouldn’t care WHAT it was about… I’d see that shit eight times in a theater. I’m sick and tired of being “startled”. If I’m gonna watch a horror movie, I want to be SCARED. And psych thrillers are definitely where my heart lies in that regard.
In the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, only a few pints of fake blood were used … yet people remembered it as one of the bloodiest movies they’d ever seen. It’s the filmmakers’ restraint and making the horror more about what you IMAGINE is happening than what you’re seeing on screen.
The first Saw movie was like this too. Yes we saw some pretty terrible stuff, but it was more about what you, the viewer, came up with in your head with the visual cues given than about the gore.
Modern horror doesn’t scare me. It annoys the shit out of me. It’s easy to put in tons of CG gore and jump scares and call a movie scary. It’s hard to write a good script and find a competent director. And the easy way out ALWAYS makes for good films, right?