Sunday, April 3, 2011
Horror in general has a wide variety of categories from gore to psychological thrillers. I do not see a point in movies that are meant to disgust the audience with extensive, gruesome murder scenes and no plot. This does not scare me. The Saw movies would fall into this category. I prefer movies that are psychological because they force me to become scared and then challenge my reality. The best part of horror or thriller movies is building up the suspense. This is the aspect, that although can be apart of many genres, should definitely be incorporated in horror movies. This s reflected in the Night of the Living Dead because there is continual suspense with what is going to happen with the characters. I think the plot line is too slow, which does take away from the suspense. And the characters are not as developed because I do not have great sympathy for Barbara. I am curious to see how the characters attempt to stay alive because it seems extremely easy to kill the zombies. There is not enough immediate threat from the zombies, which, at times, makes me dis-interested in the movie. I think the plot line is crucial for movies, and would make a better horror movie; instead of focusing on special effects.