Famous last words: "It has the guy from Harry Potter in it, how scary can it be?"
I don't recall the last time I hid my eyes for most of a movie, but this one did. Even more embarrassing? I saw it with my 16-year-old brother, who I am sure was trying not to laugh at me.
you, I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So I thought I was tough enough
for this one, but then I realized that it was an old-school horror
movie, not a thriller - a horror movie without gore. Not for me. I am a
big chicken. (Had Daniel Radcliffe been at all naked in the movie, I
might not be resenting having spent $8.)
Nevertheless, I did keep my eyes open for enough of those 90
minutes to come to the conclusion that most horror movies or thrillers
have some cliches that I would
1. Why is there always a ghost in an old, rambling mansion in, say, the English countryside? Why not in a new condo in Florida?
Why, when the protagonist knows there is a fucking psycho ghost in the
house, do they go in anyway? Meanwhile, we're in the audience going,
"Noooooooo! Don't go in that house!"
3. Something inevitably bad happens after this. And then...the
other characters are surprised. Um, why? I told you, he shouldn't have
gone in that fucking house.
4. The house always has a graveyard. Isn't that another useful clue?
The ghost always seems to want something in order to be satisfied and
go away. Why not just come out and say, "Ok, bitch! What is it you
want?" right upfront?
6. Why does most of the scaring happen at night? Are ghosts nocturnal? Or are they just averse to electricity?
7. Is that why they always knock out the lights/snuff out the candles?
Inquiring minds want to know.