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What about that first viewing experience makes horror so attractive? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I intend to write a post telling you all why, but the subject matter is pretty personal and I don’t know if I’m quite ready for it. Therefore, to get back into the swing of things, I decided to write an article on a subject with which I always have fun– horror films.

I’ve been watching a particular horror movie a lot lately– “Sinister,” which I’ve reviewed for this blog (you can find the review in the Cover Your Mouth section of this blog).  I don’t know what it is about this film that turns me into a moth, but I keep battering myself against this piece of brilliantly terrifying art whenever it pops into my mind. In fact, I’ve watched the film so many times, I’m beginning to forget the sensation I experienced on the first view. That sensation– perfect fear– subsided after the first view and now, after about a dozen views, I can hardly recall what about the film scared me so badly in the first place. (more…)

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I’ve been dying to review this film for you guys because this film actually scared me silly. I can’t say enough about this piece of brilliant film-work, but I’ll do my best to keep this succinct. I hope you’ll forgive me in advance, because I will probably gush and squeal and do all those things horror-women do when they find something genuinely skin-crawling.

Sinister Movie Poster - Image compliments of Wikipedia.org

Sinister Movie Poster – Image compliments of Wikipedia.org

I’m honestly a little nervous because I’m not sure I can do this film justice in my review! But I intend to try.

Sinister” was written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, directed by Scott Derrickson, and released in 2012. I had to look these guys up because I was unfamiliar with anything else they’ve done. When I saw their previous works, nothing jumped out at me. I have seen some of their other work, but none of it stuck with me. Therefore, “Sinister” was definitely Derrickson’s and Cargill’s living, breathing masterpiece.

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the public swimming pool in the ghost town of Priypat near Chernobyl. Modified with Gimp, by Hiob (size, color, light, contrast) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone (025.8071)

Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone (025.8071) (Photo credit: Pedro Moura Pinheiro)

On my days off of my day job, I like to watch and analyze horror movies. I’ve seen thousands, at least, and very few scare me. “Chernobyl Diaries” is another example of a decent horror movie that’s maybe not so scary. The sad thing is, it would have been scarier if the writer hadn’t been so in love with his concept that he botched the ending. (more…)