the actual scares have been blunted though - I just don't see it as horror now.
hot take here, I find the possession bits to be more funny than anything else. Exorcist III had some unintentionally funny parts too but it also delivered those classy operatic scares on a serious level. Really underrated film in my opinion. Exorcist I isn't scary to me at all. Not anymore. Not after it's been memed to shit.
Carrie is my number 2 - it just finds terror in the common place, school, your body changing, romantic feelings, casual cruelty, it's so brilliant..........and the blood, first comes the blood and then come the boys.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Mar 19, 2019 1:21:33 GMT
awww only #5
I'll take what I can get, but this is my favorite horror film of all time. I don't find it that scary but it's so precisely-constructed and it cuts like a knife. And Duvall and Nicholson really go off the rails, and in exactly the right ways. Really terrific cinema. The kind of atmospheric horror that I love.
Suspiria (my #4) and The Shining (#3) work in a lot of the same ways - both are ravishingly beautiful horrors - there's something to that that you see something beautiful and you're touched by its beauty but it scares you at the same time and they are both auteur movies in how they are framed and composed. I mean Suspiria I can just talk about the the look, sound, music and scene composition - stuff you don't normally ascribe to the genre.