Last night, my mum and I finished up watching the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
and I had noticed something about it: It does the tactic of "the less you see, the scarier/creepier it is". I admire that kind of tactic still being used these days, espicaly in a world with Hostel and Saw. So, allow me to go over films that to the tactic. Waring though: The following post contains spoilers from films, so you've been warned.
The original used this when Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) was cutting his foot off. You could sort of see it, but it's hard not cover your eyes when this scene when down. If only the rest of the Saw series could replicate that feeling......
Ellen Page played a Pedophile's worst nightmare! Haley (page) does all kinds of crazy shit to this guy named Jeff(Patrick Wilson), but the real kicker is what she does to his nuts. What's interesting about this part is that you can sort of see it, but not really. It's pretty fucking horrific, if you ask me.
The INCERDABLIY evil tortue scene at the end of the film is enough to make even the most hardcore horror fan cringe. I had a god damn pillow over face through the entire part. Asami Yamazaki (Eihi Shiina) is pretty good with wires.
I'll say it again: The Ring is overrated, boring, nonsensical, good looking garbage. Ringu, on the other hand, is not. An other thing I liked about Ringu is that when Sadako comes out of the TV to kill Ryuji Takayama, you really don't get a look at her face. Only that creep ass eye.
Silence of The Lambs
When Mr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is about to have dinner, he traps the guards. First eating one fellow's face off, then beating the other sensely with baton. I see a strange amount of elegance in this part; I don't know why.
There Will Be Blood
A couple words: Bowling pin and milkshake.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
As mentioned before (see beginning of article), this film does that tactic, and in one scene that had really caught me off guard: When Kemper (Eric Balfour) is attacked by Leatherface.
It's interesting how this film deals with it's graphic violence. Especially when Oh- Dae Su cuts off his tongue.
Hope ya enjoy the list.