I was watching one of my favourite channels on Youtube which find faults with all of the popular films out there (If the moderators permit me in any of the replies to this post I will specify which channel exactly as I wouldn’t want to ‘promote’ anything :)) aaaand I’ve stumbled upon ‘mistakes’ in Paranormal activity franchise, Drag Me To Hell, Woman in Black, Insidious, Last Exorcism and loads of other horror films specifically tailored to be about the paranormal, not the gory kind.
Now I have to admit this, before I got into black magic on a serious level Exorcism of Emily Rose was the film that made me so paranoid I couldn’t sleep for months. Yes, I spent the following several months sleeping 4 hours a night on a very good night (we all find different things scary. Spiders? I actually don’t mind them at all :)). And then I made the mistake of listening to the actual tapes the film was based on on Youtube. Add another couple of months of not sleeping to the previous ones.
Now when I watch the film NOW it kind of makes me giggle in a way. All I want to do is argue points of the film, but several parts of the film actually feel authentic to me at this point still, but now in a negative way.
Can we go a bit more shallow and at the same time a bit deeper and discuss what horror films have influenced us and how? It’s a Friday night subject after all.