emphasis on the scary bit

Thursday, February 4, 2010 10:23 AM

so perhaps this adrenaline search of the BEST horror movie has yet to end. the beginning of Saw was just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come. since we were still in school, Chibs & i were on a constant search of spine-tingling, gut-wrenching and scream-worthy movies to watch. trust me we've seen a lot with many if not all ending in disappointments. i've divided horror into 2; first would be the paranormal supernatural horror and the next would be gore & graphic violence. The jump start of Saw created somewhat a standard for such gore-violent movies with the brilliant concept and scenarios put into play. after Saw no other gore movies can ever take it's place. some may not agree because yes, there are gorier and maybe much more violent scenes taken place in other B-grade movies. however i prefer it better to watch people who deserves to die rather than the innocent ones. if you like it the other way around, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? unlike other movies, the victim in Saw actually DESERVES to die with probably that exception where theevilbitchtookoverandstartkillingwithouttherules. making these people die gives an added satisfaction in the movie because it actually makes you cheer for them to die just so you get to see how the contraption actually works (or maybe its just me). so yes, if you were suggesting Hostel, The Hills Have Eyes, Wrong Turn.. bla bla bla... been there done THAT.
next would be the paranormal element in horror. as a kid i remembered renting the VHS with Chibs and watching The Exorcist in the evening with us giggling almost abnormally at the screen. i enjoyed the scene with her crawling down the stairs. absolutely brills! after that we realized that no standard of horror can actually satisfy us especially after finding out that The Exorcist was rated to be the BEST horror move EVER. really? pfffft!
the discovery of Shutter was probably the best damn thing anyone could hope for. and mind you i meant the THAI version. the realization that a lower budget ASIAN horror could do wonders as compared to hollywood bullshit, made us despise american-made horror movies. even Phobia 2 was somewhat creatively scarier even though on most parts it was funny. no offense to american-horror maniacs out there who wets their bed at night after watching Paranormal Activity or Amityville, the stereotype of characters in these movies are eye-rolling worthy and down-right predictable.
here's a comparison between ASIAN characters & AMERICAN characters:

ASIANS:
when they hear weird sounds or start seeing weird things, the first thing they do is GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE.

AMERICANS:
"hello. anybody there? hello?! stop it, it's not a joke alright..."
*silence*
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"AHHHHHHHH!!!!"
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*dies*

it is no wonder there are more ASIANS living on this planet. our survival skills are brilliant.

based on my personal observation, Hollywood movies when it comes to paranormal horrors suck camel balls because it is not their culture to have such things. their belief systems are more logical rather than supernatural. thus why perhaps i find Asian horrors more appealing. their cultures and beliefs are closer to home with the perception that maybe they can happen to me.


so in conclusion are there any reaaaaaaaaally good horror movies left for me to devour without hysterically laughing due to the stupidity & fakeness of the characters? please drop me a line if you can think of a few.

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