Warning for the squeamish and the wusses: There will be blood.
I'm a fan of horror movies. I can't help it, I love a good scare. However, not all horror movies are created equal.
For example, the Saw franchise creeped me out just because the basic idea is something most of us do everyday, which is taking life for granted. Most people don't stop and appreciate their lives until they receive devastating news. The thought that some vigilante might actually do this bothered me. Also seeing everything come full circle was pretty sweet. But the gore? The gore was a joke.
The Strangers, which had very little blood (well, compared to other horror movies) kept me in a constant state of suspense but terrified me because of why the killers had come after the main characters:
Holy shit, do you have a home that you sometimes reside in? Congrats, you're fair game for murderers!
Don't even get me started on The Ring. I'm not ashamed to admit that when I saw this years ago with my friends that we, and the grown men behind us, shrieked with pure terror when this happened:
So as I tuned into the world today, I heard some murmurs about the upcoming horror flick Evil Dead. The title totally sucks, but what can you do? My interest was peaked however, as the commercial I was watching showed people's reactions to watching the trailer. People were screaming and jumping and making a lot of hoopla (what is hoopla, anyway?) so I figured I would watch it.
Look, I'm no bad ass or anything (I just admitted to you not 5 seconds ago that The Ring still creeps me out,) but there really wasn't anything "jump scare" worthy. I think a girl gets raped by a tree, which sounds like some weird hentai porn stuff to me, making it unpleasant but not scary. I will give them 2 bonus points for the chick in the basement who creepily screams "Cut it! Cut it off!" in regards to another character's (deformed? poisoned? evil?) arm.
The film hits theaters in April, but I think I'm going to sit this one out. Check out the red band trailer below (WARNING!) and let me know if you get truly scared.
I promise not to judge you if you do.