I made a new movie podcast on Cocktail Hour, and I think I might be getting the hang of speaking into the ether of interwebland. We did a Halloween special talking about movies that made us (metaphorically) crap our pants the first time we saw it, but that still creep us out when we watch them today. My choice? Blair Witch Project.
Now I don’t understand you people that didn’t think this movie was scary at all. Do you need to have dismemberment to be scared of something? I don’t get it. I find that my mind is the most terrifying place in all the land when there is nothing that you actually see in a movie. It’s not even that I imagine monsters or serial killers or clowns during it. It’s as if my brain just says THERE COULD BE ANYTHING THERE!!! without being whatsoever specific.
I start thinking “oh shit, something really horrible is going to happen to these people.” And when actors really look like they are pissing their pants and run away screaming exactly like I would if I were in the same situation, and the look on their faces are not faked, it freaks me out. So much more than any amount of blood or gore or creepy buildings can do. Well, aside from old abandoned asylums and hospitals. Those are terrifying.
Above all, when things look real, they get to me. And I can not shake them. My brother-in-law showed me a movie called Martyrs a few months ago and I almost had to put the television in the freezer.
It was so realistic, and the things that people do to each other in that movie are so disturbing, that when it got to be too much (only halfway through) I started hysterically bawling. If you’re into that kind of thing, watch it. If you’re anything like me, run as far away as you can from this movie. I had the same reaction to Blindness. If you’ve seen it, you know exactly what part I’m talking about. When humanity breaks down and shit gets real, I LOSE MY SHIT!
I hope you all got what you wanted out of Halloween. Whether it be a good slasher, a creepy ghost story, or a psychological mindfuck.