To anyone that has followed this blog the past few years, you will see that it has been over 2 years now since i have recommended a horror film.
Let me tell you that is has not been without trying.
My criteria is simple, i recommend a film if it passes the test of being somewhat creative, original, suspenseful, unpredictable (for it’s release year), and well executed.
It has been a very disappointing 2 years of horror cinema for me. The sleuth of uninspired films i have sat through leads me to think that the genre is in some serious trouble.
Perhaps there are those out there perfectly satisfied with this over saturated market of paranormal, torture porn, or found footage films being churned out at little cost. Only the most generic directing, lighting, acting and story-telling one can buy, just to turn a profit. It certainly makes the studios a quick buck without ever really having to create anything unique or memorable.
Remember when a horror film was remembered for decades?
It’s possible a couple of films may have sneaked past my radar, but i have never gone through a drought quite like this before, ever. It has frustrated me to the point of having to write about it and remind everyone this blog is very well still up and running!
With the exception of “You’re Next”, which i mildly enjoyed last year, i am anxiously awaiting horror films made with a little more TLC. Let’s get weird again. Make us care about the characters? Oh and don’t hold our hands through the story telling. Just because we enjoy horror movies does not mean we are not an intelligent audience. So please don’t dumb everything down for us.
Thanks, and good day.