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Subject: Re: THE QUIET ONES (no spoilers)
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From: moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2017 16:19:30 -0500
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On 11/5/2017 3:38 PM, trotsky wrote:
> 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.

Yes, your views on PG-13 horror are well known to most bipeds.  But 
*this* movie would've been better to watch even if *only* its rating 
were changed.  And, if Robert Wise made THE HAUNTING today, I'm 
reasonably certain it'd be 'R' -- if only to keep the kids home.

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