Scary Movie Reviews
The Forest (2016)
When a young woman gets a weird feeling about her twin sister, she soon finds that her sister entered a forest in Tokyo that is notorious for being a last stop for suicidal people. Her chance meeting with a stranger and a tour guide of the forest leads her into the “Suicide Forest” in search of her twin. But once inside, the forest’s effects begin to take hold of her mind.
This movie is good for those who are looking for scenes that will pop out and scare. The film did a great job of balancing psychological and jump scare horror, using the twist ending to add another layer of sophistication to the movie, evening out some of the campier moments in the film. “I had nightmares for a week.” Halle James ‘18 said. Recommended for someone looking for a movie to snuggle up and watch on Halloween.
The Boy (2016)
The Boy is about a young woman who is hired to nanny a young boy. When she arrives for her first day she finds that the boy is a doll. When the “boy’s” parents leave on a vacation, things start to get weirder and weirder as paranormal activity begins to occur throughout the house.
The Boy is a strange and creepy movie. It isn’t so much based off of jump scare, but more on suspense and paranoia. This movie will keep you guessing with every twist and turn of the plot. The doll adds a certain creepy factor to the already strange situation that the family is in. Recommended for a Halloween night scary movie marathon.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
A mockumentary about film students that go in search for details on a small town urban legend about a series of local murders. Their trip takes an unexpected turn when strange structures appear around their campsite.
The use of a camcorder style videography can make the movie hard to watch at times but overall the concept of the movie is very cool. If someone is into urban legends and murder mysteries, The Blair Witch Project combines those with the horror of being lost in a haunted forest. The film is not as scary as it is puzzling and suspenseful.
Based off of the bestselling novel by Stephen King, a group of friends that parted ways since their childhood have to come together again in order to defeat a demon that they believed they had killed when they were a band of misfit children.
Although the effects are not as convincing as those in movies made nowadays, the idea of a scary clown that luers and eats small children would scare anyone. “Clowns are freaky enough as it is” Paige Stone ‘18 said. IT is one of the few movies made in the 90’s that has convincing child actors. Tim Curry plays a legendary role as Pennywise the clown and really sells the demented demon as a believable entity. Recommended for a scary movie marathon.