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On 11/5/2017 2:23 PM, moviePig wrote:
> 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 recommended.
>> 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...

You are so full of shit.  Have you never seen a Robert Wise movie?  Both 
the original "The Haunting" and "The Andromeda Strain" were fantastic. 
How about a James Whale movie?  How about "Nosferatu"?  Most of the 
scariest movies I can name weren't rated "R".  That's a cop out for your 
minimally recommended review.