Subject: Re: THE QUIET ONES (no spoilers)
On 11/5/2017 3:05 PM, trotsky wrote:
> On 11/5/2017 12:11 PM, moviePig wrote:
>> In 1974, it would appear that an experiment was begun at Oxford
>> University. Its objective was to prove that supernatural events
>> surrounding a young mental patient were, in fact, "merely" paranormal
>> ones. As a horror-movie premise, this already concedes the usual
>> battle between the real and the unreal ...nominally qualifying the
>> movie more as fantasy than as horror. Still, THE QUIET ONES is indeed
>> horror, which you'll know because you've seen it all before. Though
>> the story seems based on enough research that the filmmakers,
>> including the estimable Jared Harris, take it all quite seriously, the
>> horror-fan may well wish for more style and less substance. Minimally
> A great movie that was extremely well executed.
Though I liked its performers and even its tone well enough, I can give
it some respect for only its alleged authenticity. But those neither
engaged nor scared me. Meanwhile, for me, this flick was doubly hurt by
its PG-13 rating: first, I knew there'd be no seriously horrific stuff
despite how the aforementioned 'tone' seemed to promise some, and
second, there *was* no seriously horrific stuff. And I don't understand
those decisions, as tQO's themes were decidedly non-juvenile...
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