Tag Archives: horror

SINISTER

20 Feb

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Scott Derrickson known for projects such as The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose presents Sinister, a horror film that shows a turning point in the life of Ellison Oswalt and his family. Oswalt is a writer that after attempting to arise in the field of science fiction without success decides to change of gender and dedicate himself to investigate on unresolved cases of real life, this bring him the triumph and fame desired, when aims to start one of his new projects he finds harsh realities that go beyond his understanding, in his desire to seek the truth Oswalt will put at risk his life and of his family.sinister-movie-image-ethan-hawke-011

The story of sinister is not new, as in many other cases of the genre well may be a patchwork quilt of various movies, of course, achieved the task of cause horror and perhaps is to highlight that unlike other films doesn’t make use of unexpected sounds to generate a spooky atmosphere, in other words: The image and the story are the elements accordingly employed in pursuit of tense reactions in the spectator …very few horror films can afford such a luxury.

The photography is not dazzling, is more, borders on the normal, the responsibility of creating an environment truly electrifying lies in the handling of cameras and the monitoring of these during each scene: start with a place and auscultate it in a convenient and detained way in all the points that, when you join them, will generate the startle reflex.sinister

Ethan Hawke personifies Ellison Oswalt a quiet man who gradually loses security and gradually gets near to a controlled madness to be wary about what is possible and what’s not. Hawke is responsible to take each situation without exaggerating it more than is necessary, is not the role of his career, but he does it well.sinister-horror-film

Sinister can, in effect, have positively differentiating points with respect to other horror films, in addition to the above can be highlighted that focuses more on generating the amazement of the public with the situations that offers than with easy tricks, it dedicates to disturb the psyche with events not with exorbitant makeups.

In an incredible way Sinister had good reviews, perhaps because the way its developed is obviously very different from what the terror accustomed us from long ago, Zerorojo considers it as a good starting point to straighten the gender, but, not recommends it, the abuse of clichés touches the implausible: if we took in an orderly way multiple scenes from films of this genre and put it together in sequence we could appreciate a good “Frankenstein of Sinister”, that is the big error of this film: abandon a lot the story, its elements and in a terrible manner this cheapers it in alarming quantities… in this particular case it seems that the filmmakers thought: it’s not about the story, Is the way you tell it. Big mistake, both are of vital importance.

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ALMA

15 Dec

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Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

Alma is the first individual short film made by Rodrigo Blaas, spanish animator that is part of the PIXAR group.

The 2009 short film has been awarded in several film festivals and the truth is that there are reasons for that.

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Zerorojo recommends it, the reason is very simple: Hollywood every day produces and produces more and more horror films without being able to understand its complexity, what are the bases of terror: a terrifying idea is responsible to touch the more sensitive and the more harsh fibers at the same time, but, above all, the terror must frighten more through an idea, a thought than with a makeup or a sound that give us an injustied heart attack…and we can find that idea in Alma.

¿What do you think?

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET

13 Dec

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Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

With more experience on the radio than in the cinema Mark Tonderai directs The The House At The End Of The Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot and Elizabeth Shue. The film that moves between the genres of horror and psychological thriller brings to the screen the story of Elissa and her mother (Lawrence, Shue) Two women who move to a new home to start a quieter life, however, the house of its neighbors has a dark past full of pain and trauma, their neighbors assured them they have nothing to worry about it, but there is another reality: the house has an inhabitant with dark secrets that will affect them for the rest of their lifes.

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Three positive things about this film: the first: locations beautifully achieved, the second: good handling of cameras, the third: the short but attractive intervention of Jennifer Lawrence singing.

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Zerorojo cannot say that this film is good, it is not. It’s boring, slow and without meaning, is not even entertaining, the spectator can ask several times when is going to finish. Frustrating. What else can you expect of a horror movie?

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What can we find here? : The constant exposure of Lawrence as a sexual object, the typical resource to frighten with sudden sounds, more than one implausible scene and 101 minutes of our lifes…lost.

 

Bart Simpson says a phrase in the Treehouse Of Horror XVIII that fits quite well to this film and its situations: “What is that unearthly glow? The only sensible thing do is explore on my own.”

 

Zerorojo does not recommend it. Thumbs down!

 

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET

13 Dec

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Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

 

Con más experiencia en la radio que en el cine Mark Tonderai dirige House At The End Of The Street protagonizada por Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot y Elizabeth Shue. La película que se mueve entre los géneros de thriller psicológico y terror trae a la pantalla la historia de Elissa y su madre (Lawrence, Shue) dos mujeres que se mudan a una casa nueva para empezar una vida más tranquila, sin embargo, la casa de sus vecinos tiene un oscuro pasado lleno de dolor y trauma, sus vecinos les aseguran que no tienen de qué preocuparse, pero la realidad es otra: la casa tiene un habitante con oscuros secretos que las afectarán por el resto de su vida.

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Tres cosas positivas de este film: la primera locaciones bonitas y bien logradas, la segunda buena manejo de cámaras, la tercera la corta pero atractiva intervención de Jennifer Lawrence cantando.

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Zerorojo no puede decir que esta película es buena, no lo es. Es aburrida, lenta y sin significado, ni siquiera es entretenida, el espectador se preguntará varias veces cuándo se irá a terminar. Frustrante. ¿Qué mas se puede esperar de una película de terror?

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Que encontraremos allí? : la constante exposición de Lawrence como objeto sexual, el típico recurso de asustar con sonidos repentinos, más de una escena inverosímil y 101 minutos de nuestra vida…perdidos.

Bart Simpson dice una frase en La Casita Del Horror XVIII que se ajusta bastante bien a esta película y sus situaciones: “Qué es ese extraño brillo? Lo más sensato será ir a investigar solo.”

Zerorojo no la recomienda. Pulgares abajo!.