Holy crap, The Conjuring was seriously one of the scariest movies I have seen in my life, and I have seen and been scared by quite a few. Admittedly watching it in a movie theater did contribute, but on the other hand we also had the misfortune to be surrounded by some of the most annoying morons in the theater ( group of tittering girls, a dumb guy who kept talking and SLURRRRRPRING his slushie and a candy bag crumbler - only missed screamers I think? )
The start of the movie was kinda funny since it ( intentionally I want to think ) came off as being a typical jump-scare horror movie, which pretty much started to put everyone off-guard. However after the recovery scenes it quite abruptly made the stress levels rise. I hate to use the comparison to rollercoaster but I don’t mean the ups and downs, I mean… well, the first slooooow climb to the first big slope “I’m okay with this, this is not too bad, I think I can see my car, this is actually pretty high, I hope the safety works, this seems much higher looking down, oh shit the drop is coming, I’m not sure if this was a good id…”.
Pretty much after that I had tears running down my eyes through the rest of the movie ( because my fucked up reaction to being scared of something supernatural is… well, not cry because I don’t sob, I just tear up ). It was just plain scary as hell.
I also have to tip my fedora to the director for having the balls to NOT spoonfeed the full appearance of the entity to the audience. He did still show a bit more than I personally would have liked ( first Paranormal Activity did this the best :p ) but at least it was quick flashes or only partial features most of the time.
Pretty much the only thing I really didn’t like was the ending. They did some setup that implied that the movie would have ‘a surprise twist’ ( which would have been no surprise ) at the end which honestly, I was really hoping for since at that point I was pretty confident that even a surprise twist ending would be of great quality. Instead, however, I feel unpleasantly like they left it open for a sequel… which I’m not so sure will be that great.
Anyway, great movie. I really recommend you go see it, especially if you like horror at all.
That said… if you do go to see it in a movie theater, don’t bring your GURRRRLLLLFRIENDZ with you so you can giggle and titter through the whole movie.
And if you buy a bag of candy, open it before the movie starts or during the more noisy scenes, NOT DURING THE MOST SILENT AND ATMOSPHERIC MOMENTS, and set it up so that it doesn’t make a shitton of rustling noise whenever you want to feed your face.
Also don’t talk during the movie, really. At least the slurper douche had the courtesy to quiet down after me and L both asked him to.
I’m actually surprised at how bad the audience was. I’ve been in the movies as a kid, and as an adult with kids and I haven’t been as annoyed.
Lately I’ve been having some thoughts regarding my possessions - which aren’t many but even so…
I have never been a HUGE fan of decorative items as a rule ( especially if they aren’t self-made ). I usually prefer things to have some functionality - even if it’s an useless one ( like my Dancing Cola can which is awesome ). Still, I have accumulated some, even valuable items of no actual use and I sort of want to try to get rid of them, even if they are sort of cool.
But it’s not only that, I kind of want to get rid of a lot of my “old media”, that is to say, video tapes, CDs, DVDs and such. While I like having certain things accessible, I’d most love it if I could just digitalize everything and have things stored online ( and on some safe drives hidden around the world :p ).
I don’t know, I feel like I could do with less stuff. Stuff is cool, but it’s usually not very necessary and actually I kinda dislike having stuff I don’t need at all, when there’s something else I do need ( or want - which usually has something to do with technology - which means it has a function ).
Admittedly I’m very attached to some of my stuff - even if having them sort of annoys me. So I guess I have to do some reflecting on if I’d be horribly bummed if I sold some of it.
Okay I don’t mind weed at all, in fact I think it should be legalized etc…
But could you bloody potheads NOT smoke in the bathroom of your apartment in an apartment building? Especially if you’re mixing it with tobacco? Because holy shit our apartment is now reeking of a stale bowl. For several days now D:
I just got me a Barcode KANOJO. Create your own girlfriend out of any barcode. I found the cutest girls I got came from pantyliners and tampons. I need to come up with more ‘feminine products’ to scan so I can increase my harem with girls that make people uncomfortable.
Inb4 feminists get their knickers in a twist over this.