Have you ever heard of Signs, an M. Night Shyamalan movie from 2002 starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix as two brothers living in the Midwest when strange things start happening at their farm.
Yeah, it was a film that I had never heard of before last week but when I watched it I knew I would never forget it.
I watched the movie’s trailer and I knew it was probably going to be a little spooky but it wasn’t until I actually watched the film and found out that it was a M. Night Shyamalan movie that I began to get worried.
I’ve seen The Sixth Sense and Split so I know Shyamalan is good at scaring you and sure enough Signs had me wholly frightened for roughly two hours. Like A Quiet Place, Signs messes with the psyche for much of the duration of the movie but frankly I think Signs is scarier than A Quiet Place.
Is it better than A Quiet Place? No. A Quiet Place is more cohesive and has a stronger ending but Signs is one to watch if you’re a fan of scary sci-fi movies. I honestly have never been so terrified watching a science-fiction movie because when I watched Alien I already knew what the alien looked like and I knew some various scenes thanks to my father always mentioning how much those scenes scared him when he first saw it.
All in all, I’ll give Signs 85 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. It was pretty good but I can’t give it anything over a B.
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I love a good creepy thriller akin to the likes of Alien and Underwater, with its unoriginal storytelling, is basically Aliens underwater. But unlike Aliens it gets to the action instantly, a twist that surprised me in a good way.
As I watched the film with its hour and a half runtime, I was blown away by how riveted I was. The adversaries apprehending the characters were legitimately terrifying and the ending left me nodding with mild appreciation. Underwater is a film heavily based on the storylines of other greater films that have come before it but manages to be entertaining all the same.
Characters perish, there’s a bunch of screaming, I jumped quite a few times, and for once, the designs of the creatures in the film were legitimately terrifying.
No, Underwater is no masterpiece but it was very enjoyable throughout. I’ll give it 4 out of 5 stars and 93 out of 100.
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So, this past Monday night, something totally random happened. My family and I were sitting watching television trying to find something to watch when the clock struck 8:00pm (because we didn’t particularly want to watch Monday Night Football this week) and wound up on BBC America which was airing Bram Stoker’s Dracula. My father has two vampire movies he always mentions: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Interview With the Vampire, so when he saw it was on he said we should check it out. And we did. In fact, we ended up watching the whole thing!
Was Bram Stoker’s Dracula the best movie I’ve ever seen? No…but it was pretty fascinating.
This is the original story of Dracula, the story that inspired so many writers following Bram Stoker’s genius tale that now there have been a gazillion different versions of the story. I think what I loved about this version was how dark/romantic it was. There was a true sense of rawness that Francis Ford Coppola was able to convey in just how awful it would be to have Dracula wanting to make you one of his latest victims.
Plus, I never knew that Dracula could transform into so many different things; a bat creature, a werewolf, an old creepy man, a young dapper fellow, green mist, I mean, Dracula’s no joke!
His vampire ladies were also creepy as crap…and so was he, for that matter.
I think every child who watches movies has seen a film as a youngster that scared them half to death. Sometimes it’s not even horror movies but rather simply films with startling moments or scarier themes that can be somewhat traumatizing. As someone who stills gets the heeby-jeebies while, and after, watching a scary movie, I had quite a few frightening experiences watching movies as a child and I’m here to share with you every film (that I can remember) that left me traumatized. Lol, enjoy.
I was shown Jaws for the first time when I was a little girl, maybe seven or eight, and I can still remember recollecting two specific scenes that scared me. One, the scene where Hooper goes down to investigate the shipwreck and sees the dead guy. I still get a bit creeped out at that part because it scared me so badly as a kid.
And then, of course, watching Quint getting eaten for the first time is seared into my memory bank due to the horror of that particular moment. There was so much blood and as a child who still believed in Santa Claus at the time, the Great White looked as real as ever. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Continue reading The Movies that Traumatized Me As a Child→