Scariest film ever made......my arse.
I would like to start of with a story, about May time, I went to the cinema to watch Drag me to Hell, 15 mins into the film I walked out, as I found it too scary. What relevance does this have you ask. Well I'll tell you.
This supposedly titled "scariest film ever to hit America" had complete and utter zero effect on me, I was never scared, and I most certainly won't be having nightmares and will definitely be sleeping with the light on.
As this is all just some overblown nonsense.
Now I must give credit where credit is due, the film is trying to try something new, it's doesn't try to scare it's audiences with silly overblown special effects, and it neither tries to scare you with a cat. It genuinely tries to get under your skin and creepy you out, it tries so hard you can even say you can see the films face scrunch up. But it never really works.
It also has some neat ideas, for example the Luigi board setting on fire and the woman getting dragged out of bed, and they do look cool. But then there are the dull bit, with banging on the door and footsteps up the stairs, where the low budget really shows. Seriously you can just picture of a fat guy on a chair with a broom hitting the wall outside of the room and making ghost sounds, it's that corny.
Talking about corny, corny acting, the acting here ranges from bad to bad. The thing is they are suppose to act like real people, and they still fuck that up, it doesn't help that the story they're given is complete and utter bullshit. Woman is haunted by a demon all her life, so boyfriend films, and does everything to make it worse.
It might as well of been called "The adventures of bland possessed girl and knob-head boyfriend". The guy in this movie is so annoying, he ignores everyone just so he can see some cool ghost sh*t, and for some reason, has to film everything, for the sheer reason that he is annoying.
I must give it kudos for not blatantly putting up anything to do with "real documented footage" just gives you a little something that makes it believable in movie world.
And the ending (which was diffrent to the one in America, I think) was really effing freaky, and was actually the only scary part of the movie, and is an awesome note to end the movie on, I would even class it as the best ending of the year. It also ends with no credits so it sets in the ending some more.
And I think if you want to watch it at the cinema, you should give it a shot, because you are at least going to have a little more fun with an audience than by yourself, as they will either be screaming or laughing, but overall they will just be enjoying the film and having fun.
This is a film, while trying to be original, just doesn't work, it should have everything right, setting it at the safety of your own home and having feel realistic, but it simply doesn't. But it all depends on what scares you, but if it hasn't scared me, I doubt you will be.