In four weeks I have seen four horror films at the cinema (five, if you include Fifty Shades of Black). They are, in viewing order: The Forest, The Other Side of the Door, The Witch and The Boy.
For all but The Witch, hopes were not high; mainly because contemporary horror just doesn’t seem to be doing anything interesting, with a small number of exceptions. Although, regardless of genre, I was not looking forward to any film carried by The Walking Dead’s Lori. Quiet… Quiet… Bang! is the formula for jump scares, which are the essence of nearly all modern horror movies e.g Unfriended, the Insidious, Sinister and Paranormal Activity franchises and basically everything else. Half of the films watched over the last four weeks follow this trend. Continue reading “Four Horror films in four weeks.”