Just watched Insidious. I'm a big fan of horror, but I put it off for years because of how shitty the trailer looked.
Can honestly say it's the worst horror film I've ever seen, bar none.
It can't keep its spookiness consistent. One minute we're expected to be scared by some high-school shooter Hatred looking motherfucker, then the next minute by the Darth Maul thing, then straight back to a generic undead-bride ghost thing. Honestly, how can it expect to scare anyone meaningfully if it's main antagonist changes literally every five minutes.
That's not even the worst part though, its true failure lies at how pathetic the buildup / payoff of the jumpscares are. Even the best one (which isn't saying a lot) is piss-poor; it has decent build up - with the small boy dancing to the creepy tiny Tim music - but the pay off - a small boy jumping out of a closet, only to run away - is abysmal. Honestly, how are we supposed to be scared by a little boy hiding in a closet and just running away. Honestly, pathetic.
I think its interesting how the qualities of what makes a good horror film differ between people.
I liked it, second one was okay, third wasn't very good at all.
I thought the premise of the haunting was its best asset, more original than dead indians in the basement.
>Honestly, how are we supposed to be scared by a little boy hiding in a closet and just running away. Honestly
What is really scary is the lack of refinement in your writing.....honestly.
I feel the same way. It seemed like a modern Poltergeist kind of movie, it's not meant to be an artistic or serious movie with hard logic it's just about jump scares and spooky cliches like the scary dead people who stand still but in the next shot are suddenly right behind you. It's not as playful or ludicrous as Evil Dead series movies but it's close.
> how are we supposed to be scared by a little boy hiding in a closet and just running away
You're meant to get a small jump scare out of it and that's about it. Things are going to hell in that house is the basic message. Also you forgot the witch, she's another scary character who is hardly touched on in the first movie but is still used for scares. Insidious is all over the place.
Oh my god holy shit yes. I remember when this came out and everyone was praising it as the greatest horror movie of all time. Everything about this movie either bores me to sleep or puts me right the fuck to sleep. The soundtrack is without a doubt the most annoying I've ever heard in any movie and the ugly filter over everything both offends my eyes and lulls them to sleep. It's gdddamn terrible at scaring you, too. As OP mentioned with the closet 'scare' and at the very beginning with the zoom in on the ghost woman's face to no fucking payoff whatsoever but title popping out and shitting in your ears with its disgusting musical sting. God I hate this movie. On every occasion of trying to watch this movie am I put to sleep. An all around shit movie.
It's pretty crap at times. It does have a few good memorable moments though, and in a world where horror movies are a dime a dozen. A few good memorable moments is better than a 90 minute lukewarm dip.
It's just another half-assed standard Hollywood horror. They don't want to take any chances because piracy has lowered box office sales, so they just pump out stuff they're 99% sure will sell
I bet this fucking spaz's favorite movie is the Babadook because its a perfect metaphor for the stages of grief she goes through about the dead husband and whatever the fuck people are always on about.
First half was a legit good ghost film. Then all that 'The Further' bullshit deflated the film and then Tiptoe Through The Tulips was a slap in the fucking face.