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Cameron Star

The Crow gets its fair share of praise on the internet but when I saw it I thought it was so bad. Terrible acting, lines, directing.

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Guest Billy Russo

I hate jump scares in films. I think they are lazy and forced. Now a film that gradually builds suspense and has a big scare? That's great. It's the movies that just throw a random jump scare in every 5 minutes just so people go 'Oooooh'. It's just a cheap tactic to make your film appear scary, but it only exposes that your film has no real substance. The best type of scares is the things you can't see, and there's just a constant feeling of dread that never lets up.

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Algonquin Assassin
On 11/7/2019 at 11:41 AM, Billy Russo said:

I hate jump scares in films. I think they are lazy and forced. Now a film that gradually builds suspense and has a big scare? That's great. It's the movies that just throw a random jump scare in every 5 minutes just so people go 'Oooooh'. It's just a cheap tactic to make your film appear scary, but it only exposes that your film has no real substance. The best type of scares is the things you can't see, and there's just a constant feeling of dread that never lets up.

Couldn't agree more.

 

I don't mind the occasional jump scare if it's done right, but a lot of movie directors definitely abuse the concept to the point of as you say feeling lazy and forced. I'm more for suspense and built up tension though.

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Guest Billy Russo
2 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

Couldn't agree more.

 

I don't mind the occasional jump scare if it's done right, but a lot of movie directors definitely abuse the concept to the point of as you say feeling lazy and forced. I'm more for suspense and built up tension though.

I absolutely love suspense and tension. When I see a director do it well, I want to shake their hand personally because it's ignored so much these days. The Invitation is one of those movies that I was blown away with. The tension just never lets up, and it doesn't rely on any jump scares to get the job done. Hereditary was another good recent one, probably one of the best Horror movies I've seen actually, and it has Toni Collette which is always a plus for me. I love feeling uncomfortable, more than I enjoy having a mini heart attack and briefly being scared. The movies end up being way more memorable.

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Lonely-Martin

And here's me, relishing this period of revisiting many old slasher flicks with glee this Halloween and beyond. 🤣

 

Though I fully agree with others above, jump scares are an easy go-to for cheap thrills. Gore too. Much like shaky cam or found footage stuff, too often one or two will do it right and 30 others will come along and rip it all off, lol.

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Guest Billy Russo
11 hours ago, Lonely-Martin said:

And here's me, relishing this period of revisiting many old slasher flicks with glee this Halloween and beyond. 🤣

 

Though I fully agree with others above, jump scares are an easy go-to for cheap thrills. Gore too. Much like shaky cam or found footage stuff, too often one or two will do it right and 30 others will come along and rip it all off, lol.

I feel like the old Slasher flicks did it pretty well, though. From what I recall there weren't an overkill amount of jump scares or anything like that. When they did put those big scares in, it worked well. A prime example is this scare from the original Halloween:

 

 

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uq7451

i havent watched any black/white movie to the end because for some reason they seem dull to me.

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Guest Billy Russo

I prefer mini series over full huge seasons. I feel like it's easier for me to get invested and not feel as though I have a huge task ahead of me. They both have their pros and cons, but I get excited whenever I see a smaller series on Netflix because I know it'll be MUCH easier to get in to and probably have a more satisfying conclusion.

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