Well here we are; the penultimate (second to last) episode of Maxwell's Daughter. It's been good, now we set up to go out with a bang. Is Stephen's secret about to get out? So when i'm finished with this, i have a few ideas for short stories that i'll put out. I also want to start re-editing old short stories including this one ready for an ebook/ paper back self-publish. I will also be doing my top 13 horror movie reviews, so expect lots of content in the coming months,
Partly due to the lack of Good horror films hitting the big screen this year, Sinister has been one of my most anticipated horrors of 2012; spawning films such as The Devil Inside, which was a complete disappointment- the few bearable scenes of this movie were those shown in the trailer and the rest of the movie was absolute trife, and Paranormal Activity 4, for which you can check out my review. Sinister has got to be the best horror flick of 2012, i also need to see The Possession, which looked promising.
Now my opinion of this film varies; firstly from my initial opinion of the film before watching it, based on reviews and my expectations etc. From what i'd heard it was fairly good and considerably scarier than both Paranormal Activity and insidious, which in retrospect i can kind of agree with.
Watching the film, i was very impressed to start with. The build up was very nicely paced and the lack of jumps kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the film. The uncertainty of the plot kept it feeling quite unique, i didn't feel like i'd watched this movie before as you get with a fair few horrors. It felt really Stephen king at some points; mainly i guess due to having the main character as a writer trying to find new material (and no this isn't just the Shining, like so many fucking books are based around similar ideas.) I would've liked to have seen more in this movie, like maybe the director's cut's better, but the film was very limited to scenes and characters. There were for instance, no other charters other than the family and the cops. The University professor has a couple of scenes on Skype but i would have loved a few scenes maybe at the school, some more weird shit happening from the kids' perspective, their dreams or something. Also what the community thought of the writer, yeah a couple people asked for autographs but like they could've made this film a good twenty minutes longer or something and added some depth to it.
The quality of the horror was good; the face of the demon guy (i guess that's what he is, i don't remember his name, he reminded me a lot of Jim Root's slipknot mask.... anyone?)
kept a consistent terror throughout the film until i feel at the end. The chick's standing there in front of the screen and then suddenly the dude's face is there and it's scary but then you see his whole body and at that point i lost fear of the demon. It's like it takes away your anticipation and unknowing when you reveal the full form. The ending in general felt a little unoriginal like they didn't quite know what to do with it. But the little twist was pretty neat. I can't quite remember if you see the deaths of Ellison and his family at the end. Not much anyway, it makes me feel like if they do make a sequel, they would open with the tapes of their deaths. There is potential for a sequel; there is definitely loose ends that they can work with but i feel like it would completely kill the movie. Although having said that, i've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of some sequels recently so hey, you never know.
But overall very good movie, pretty good cast, there were some neat scares in the movie and the plot was fairly original. Won't hit my top 10 favourite movies ever, which i may actually make at some point, but yeah solid movie, definitely get some scares out of this one, check it out.
So hey, i've decided to bring you part 6 a whole week early! The reason being that i have exams in the next couple of weeks and won't have any time to be uploading stories. This episode is number 6 of 8, that's looking fairly solid at the moment, Stephen Maxwell moves his family away into the desolate countryside to hide his dark secret but nothing is that simple. Check it out below. I shall probably also add again that the photos i use for each story are not my own, i do not own them but look so damn good right? Enjoy, stay scared and i'll be back soon,
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