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An ideal evening choice,
This review is from: The Awakening (2011) [DVD] (DVD)
For me this is exactly the type of ghosty flick I enjoy. Nothing full of gore and unnecessary blood with disgusting, messed up faces lunging at the screen as a freak way of adding a scare. I probably sound incredibly dull but I love ghosty films that have the suspense and creepiness throughout the film then ends with a sudden twist that (for me) makes me understand why everything happened in the film and makes me less creeped out by it - because i do want to get to sleep at night.
This film certainly will go on my dvd shelf along with The Others, An American Haunting and The Orphanage as well as other films that didn't need blood and fancy special effects to make the hair on the back of my neck prick up.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2013 10:41:27 GMT
Good review, it is a 15 so was never going to be slash and hack. Im glad its not, very good film, like "The Orphanage", suspenseful without going overboard. Good setting, decent cast, decent length and well presented. Like you, i found it very enjoyable.
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 17:30:42 BDT
I completely agree.Too many films have so much gore and torture in them which I hate.But I like to be scared sometimes so I love the jumpy scary films that have a good story too.
Posted on 5 Sep 2013 17:03:00 BDT
i love the bloody torture type horrors, but there is definitely a place for the more languid meditative and creepy ones too. i'm looking forward to watching this.
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 00:41:47 BDT
J. R. Dersley says:
As they say, if you enjoyed that you might enjoy this -" The Haunting". It's black and white and quite an old film; but without a drop of blood in sight and no bodily violence, it's one of the most effective ghost films ever.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2013 18:30:19 BDT
Liliana Godfrey says:
I was looking for the Haunting and found it's name sake with subtitles and I do enjoy dark not gory European films.
You said black and white so is that an American version? Ta.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2013 16:58:50 BDT
I totally agree with all that been said.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2013 14:53:11 GMT
Hagrid's Umbrella says:
That's no doubt the 1963 Robert Wise directed film. My favourite horror film.
Posted on 28 Apr 2015 20:07:36 BDT
Sounds like my kind of film! Yes, I did like "Nightmare on Elm Street", not for the gore, but for the nightmarish, surreal sequences, but the film that I compare all others to, is the very spooky "Dead of Night". Creepy from the beginning to the very end. Yes, there's something to be said about making horror films in B+W ("Curse of Frankenstein" being an exception).
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