Horror is a really tough genre to get right.
I think jump scares are a pretty cheap trick in horror movies.
I love the jump scares.
Give me nothing but jump scares.
Evil Dead is the good stuff.
I’d like to retract this statement as a personal bias after seeing The Conjuring I and II, and also a really bogus short film.they’ve replaced them with superstitious/religious phooey that is just plain corny and dumb.
I dislike franchises. The first movie may have some impact, but the photocopies rarely do. Usually that ties into my next dislike ...
Poor scripts. You can have a director with a distinctive style and you can hire talented actors, but you need to give them material to work with. And the scripts don't need to be overly complicated. I saw Sinister for the first time recently, and it's not a complex story, but the way it's filmed and acted, with direction and editing that enhances the creepiness. (Yeah, I know it's a franchise, and I doubt I'll ever watch the 2nd one.)
I would also have to agree with making everything a franchise. Why can't we just have a standalone movie, or at least a movie series that has a concrete ending?
I would say there have been some good modern horror movies, but some seem to just go for trying to be scaring and either not working, or not having a compelling story along with the scares.
Exactly. Many companies just want to milk a series for as far as possible instead of just ending it at a coherent and reasonable spot.The Resident Evil films for example should have been maybe 3 films tops with a definite ending. Better writing ans script would have also helped here.
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