Monday, April 28, 2014

The Quiet Ones

Ironically the movie is not quiet at all. 

 Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected.- From IMDB

After Oculus I was hoping for a great run of horror movies this year. The Quiet Ones dropped the ball in a major way. 

What could have been an amazing ghost film, turns into a jump scare marathon.  Jump scares are not bad, if they're not over used.  After the 13th time they did it in The Quiet Ones you were barely startled anymore.

The way a lot of the movie was shot was distracting too.  Many scenes in the movie were shown from the camera that was supposed to be filming the experiments point of view.  Which means about a third of the movie looks like found footage.  Why did the guy have to be holding the camera all the time?  Couldn't he have just as easily used a tripod? 

Save some money and wait till this one is on Netflix.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Never buy anything that killed the previous owner.  

This year is off to a great start as far as horror movies are concerned.  Oculus is one of the most original horror films I've seen in years.  While the basic plot of a haunted object is nothing new, the execution is. 

This is a film that doesn't rely on huge effects or tons of CGI.  It's an old school ghost film in the vein of  The Haunting of Hell House

I'm glad to see well written and acted horror films make a return.  I can only hope this trend continues.