Subject: Re: THE QUIET ONES (no spoilers)
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
> 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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