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The Roshi
October 17th, 2009, 08:18 PM
If a theater nearby is offering this movie, I highly recommend any 17 year-old up to see it. It is by far the scariest movie I've seen. It's akin to the blair witch project where the fear and horror is more psychological than anything else. Give it about half an hour until it truly becomes scary.

I would recommend you watch it on a packed night (like I just did) because you will share the experience with whomever you go with and the others around you who are scared as well.

I'm not going to sit here and try to review it, but it's definitely worth the $10.50 at Regal Cinemas.

poopnoodle
October 17th, 2009, 08:23 PM
I feel like I paid nine bucks to see a YouTube video, quite frankly. A few tense moments, sure, but overall pretty boring/laughable. Blair Witch was twenty times the film this was, and that really isn't saying a whole lot. :/

Zet
October 17th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Go watch the original Japanese version of The Ring and then tell me what's scary

Gunn
October 17th, 2009, 08:50 PM
It's akin to the blair witch project

In other words, not much of a horror movie.

Haza
October 17th, 2009, 08:52 PM
The original Japanes The Ring was not scary either, but nor was the American version.

I heard Paranormal Activities was going nation wide. If so I will be checking it out. Id hate to take someone elses word for something and miss out.

Doonesbury
October 18th, 2009, 09:31 AM
I heard Paranormal Activities was going nation wide. If so I will be checking it out. Id hate to take someone elses word for something and miss out.
Yeah, it's going nation wide in the US I'm pretty sure. I'm definitely gonna check it out as soon as it comes to Canada.

And as for it being scary, I guess it really just depends on your taste. If you're more into psychological thrillers, then this would probably be the film for you.

Haza
October 21st, 2009, 11:05 PM
Wow, saw the movie today and it proved that hype and puplicity can do wonders to scare you. It was not scary really (Until the part) but the hype had me on edge the entire movie. Good ending though.

JP
October 22nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
Went to check it out a few days ago and it was pretty cool. There were moments when it was plain old laughable (like the psychic returning moment) but overall it wasn't that bad at all. I'm still not sure if I like this or The Blair Witch Project better. :P

pokejungle
October 22nd, 2009, 10:34 AM
SPOILERS:
Voldemort kills Harry Potter

They did a good job ratcheting up tension and most of the audience in the theater was pretty freaked out. It's something that most people can relate to and the actors were very good at just being 'average' people in an abnormal situation.

I liked it.

angelsavoir
October 22nd, 2009, 12:33 PM
My sister and I are going to see it on sunday :) Im pretty excited. It seems scary!!

My theatre charges 12.50! Lol your luckys yours it 10.50!

Gunn
October 22nd, 2009, 08:45 PM
My theatre charges 12.50! Lol your luckys yours it 10.50!

I thought my theater was expensive.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
October 22nd, 2009, 10:30 PM
My sister and I are going to see it on sunday :) Im pretty excited. It seems scary!!

My theatre charges 12.50! Lol your luckys yours it 10.50!Our theatre costs $5.50. And $3.00 on weekend shows before 5PM. :D

Anywhoo, this looked like the most overhyped movie I'd seen in a while. Then I watched it...

... and I was correct. Seriously, that wasn't that scary, and I watched it alone at 3AM with the lights out. The ending was... meh. I'm glad I didn't pay to see it. I was honestly more jumpy watching Zombieland, and that wasn't even meant to scare you.

If you get creeped out by this sort of thing, then I suppose it's decent. It just felt.. really boring, to me.

Guillermo
October 23rd, 2009, 01:53 AM
Go watch the original Japanese version of The Ring and then tell me what's scary

This.

The Ring. Now that, is scary.

This doesn't look like much. XD

Doonesbury
October 24th, 2009, 05:45 AM
Just went and saw it last night with a few friends. Honestly, it wasn't as scary as I was hoping, but it was still pretty freakin' creepy.

Oh, and apparently there are two alternate endings.

In the original ending, Kaitie wakes up and stands over Micah's body. She goes downstairs and screams, making Micah sprint down to see whats wrong. She stabs him, walks back up the stairs, sits beside the bed and starts rocking back and forth. The next few minutes is basically just Kaitie killing her friend who comes looking for her and Micah, then being shot by two police officers investigating the house. The second ending (the one I saw in theatres) was a little a lot more scary. After Micah runs downstairs, both him and Kaitie stop screaming. After about twenty seconds of silence, Micah comes flying through the door towards the camera, landing on the floor. Kaitie is then seen standing in the doorway with blood all over her shirt. She crouches down, and either starts licking, smelling or sucking the blood out of Micah's body (I really couldn't tell). She stops, looks up at the camera, and makes this demonic face as she rushes at it. That's where it ends.

I've seen them both, and I definitely like the second ending better.

JP
October 24th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Just went and saw it last night with a few friends. Honestly, it was as scary as I was hoping, but it was still pretty freakin' creepy.

Oh, and apparently there are two alternate endings.

In the original ending, Kaitie wakes up and stands over Micah's body. She goes downstairs and screams, making Micah sprint down to see whats wrong. She stabs him, walks back up the stairs, sits beside the bed and starts rocking back and forth. The next few minutes is basically just Kaitie killing her friend who comes looking for her and Micah, then being shot by two police officers investigating the house. The second ending (the one I saw in theatres) was a little a lot more scary. After Micah runs downstairs, both him and Kaitie stop screaming. After about twenty seconds of silence, Micah comes flying through the door towards the camera, landing on the floor. Kaitie is then seen standing in the doorway with blood all over her shirt. She crouches down, and either starts licking, smelling or sucking the blood out of Micah's body (I really couldn't tell). She stops, looks up at the camera, and makes this demonic face as she rushes at it. That's where it ends.

I've seen them both, and I definitely like the second ending better.

I saw the second one. Never heard anything about that first though... I'm guessing you saw that one in the movie theater too?

jupotatoes
October 24th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Saw it with wed at my gf's. She was scared to death the whole time, while I found it dull. Also didn't like the photography, the frames were badly arranged. To this day, the only people who ever made me scared where Hitchcock and Kubrick. Kubrick with his chocking raw violence and Hitchcock with the tension. Most scary movies only make me laugh or sick, and oddly, one of my favourites is one that makes both, Peter Jackson's Braindead - masterpiece(!).

Doonesbury
October 24th, 2009, 10:34 AM
I saw the second one. Never heard anything about that first though... I'm guessing you saw that one in the movie theater too?

I didn't think the movie was playing in Canada, so I downloaded it the night before we discovered it was. One of the guys I went with missed the face at the end, so I told him I'd show him when we got home (seeing as it was on my computer). That's how we discovered the alternate ending.

Houndour2004
October 24th, 2009, 10:46 AM
I can't wait for the showing in my country!

Haza
October 25th, 2009, 01:04 AM
I saw the second one. Never heard anything about that first though... I'm guessing you saw that one in the movie theater too?

Yeah, Im glad they changed it. It was funny because the discriptive text at the end made these girls in the back scream. The movie freaked them out a lot and I couldnt help but laugh. I was feeding off of their energy so when they screamed I did.

Doonesbury
October 25th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Yeah, Im glad they changed it. It was funny because the discriptive text at the end made these girls in the back scream. The movie freaked them out a lot and I couldnt help but laugh. I was feeding off of their energy so when they screamed I did.

Lol, yeah that descriptive text'll get ya' every time.

System!
October 25th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I'm either told it's extremely scary or extremely lame.

I don't know who to believe anymore. :|

JP
October 25th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I'm either told it's extremely scary or extremely lame.

I don't know who to believe anymore. :|

I'd say it's more of in the middle ground between the two lol.

Tyrantrum
October 25th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I WANT TO ACTUALLY SEE THAT, EVEN THOUGH I'LL BE EVEN MORE FREAKED OUT ABOUT MY HOUSE AT NIGHT EVEN MORE THAN I AM ALREADY.

My dad saw it with his students on Saturday. I asked if it was good, and he said it was alright, while people at my school who have seen it said it was one scary freaking movie.