I WILL NOT MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT THE PLOT OR ACTION BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN CLOVERFIELD AND DO NOT WANT TO READ ANYTHING ABOUT IT HOWEVER TRIVIAL DON’T READ THIS BLOG.
I don’t see many horror movies, I actually don’t see any horror movies. I don’t like the way they make me feel. Paying someone to make me feel uncomfortable for two hours isn’t fun in my mind and since I feel uncomfortable a lot of the time anyway, I’d prefer to spend money on things that help me forget that, however I did see Cloverfield tonight. I am not sure if its really a horror movie but it is definitely in the catagory of movies I wouldn’t see normally because of how I would feel.
Though it certianly added to the repertoire of disturbing images I have been collecting since childhood I was not thrilled, scared, or left on the edge of my seat. Why you ask? There is no music to the film. To me that is how all the suspense is built up, classic example, those two notes that sound every time Jaws is around. I didn’t see The Blair Witch Project because of my previously mentioned dislike for horror films but I know people who said it was terrirfying. How did they avoid music but retain the terror. I understand the whole found footage theme with both of these movies and think it ts great so I even have a solution so not to ruin that aspect. The writers should have just had a character carry a boombox that happened to be playing a recording of an original motion picture score and soundtrack. It definitely would have helped to punch up my anxiety and fear level not to mention give an indie band like The Motion Sick an oppurtunity for song placement in a Hollywood movie.