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On a scale of 1 - 10 (The Exorcist is a 10) how scary is the Scream series of movies?
first off, the exorcist isnt totally scary anymore, still good tho lol Scream however is more tongue in cheek with jumpy bits so i would't compare it to other horrors. Its a bit unique, go watch the first one and see for yourself
Ok Liam - so what's the scariest for you? I thought the Exorcist was absolutely terrifying. Have you seen Rosemary's Baby?
Entertainment.ie, you just ruined the opening for those who haven't seen it. Now let me give an honest review... It SUCKED! It made 3 look decent. At least 3 tried to be clever, it failed, but it tried. 4 is lazy, repetitive, has a crap plot, a twist Stevie Wonder could see coming and the gore went even beyond the Saw movies, dreadful and boring movie, a few tasty girls to keep us lads barely awake until the awful and overly long ending. Anyone thinking of spending their money on this, don't, wait for it on DVD in a pawn shop for €2.
On the subject of horror movies, i give Scream 1+2 a 9 out of 10 on scale, 3 gets a 6 just for it's fantastic opening (Best opening of the Scream movies). But if we're talking best horror movie ever made, i've got two words for you... Event. Horizon. A movie so terrifying, the first time i watched it, i'd bought the video when i was 15 years old, watched it, spent a week sucking my thumb and praying the devil wouldn't gouge my eyes out in my sleep. Gave the video away i was that scared of it. Took me two years to built up the courage to ever see it again, the second viewing nailed my opinion down, greatest horror movie ever made. You want real terror, horrendous gore, a spectacular story and no teeny boppers getting slashed after bonking, Event Horizon is the movie for you.
Event Horizon? Can't agree there I'm afraid. If you want Gothic space horror then Alien is without equal.
Paulie: disagree about the movie but totally agree about this review ruining the opening to anyone who hasn't seen it. Honestly, did that not occur to the reviewer? If they bother reading the comments, they should remove that from the review and leave it at "it's a great opening". Also, Jill is Sidney's cousin. Not her niece. Again, how was that missed?
I've no problem with that mention of the opening, it's just a mention - I don't think you'd remember it was mentioned in the review when you got to the cinema anyway... And if you do then you've been saved the facepalm of embarrassment for them. My favourite bit of this review is this line: "raising the idea that the horror movie today has 'no element of surprise', as one character laments, does not excuse the fact that your movie has no element of surprise" Absolutely. Hurrah.
Completely ruined the opening. Glad I waited until after to read this review. It's a joke Gavin Burke has already given you the punchline to going in
I thought it was ok, could have been better really though. Was definitely better than Scream 3 mind you. I can't understand why they didn't have a bigger part for Courtney Cox's characther. She is by far the more interesting character in the films and the most believable to be the 'survivor' they keep labelling Neve Campbell's character to be. Also the only main character that has managed to even maintain a television career.
@HBarca... Ah no, man, no. I mean, Alien's a great movie, but come on, it's an unnatractive woman being followed by an ugly head for half the movie, with John Hurt giving a hilarious "Oooo eeeee aaaaaaaa, oooowwwwwwww, blllllllluuuurrrrrgggg" performance as Robocop's manhood bursts out of him in a flurry of orange juice. Fun, trashy 70s movie, which got killed by the spectacular Aliens (Thank you Mr. Cameron for that work of art). But in no way does it compare to Event Horizon. Alien is, as i said, an ugly alien stalking people on a huge spaceship (They seriously couldn't hide from it on that ship? The thing's bigger than Dublin!) as opposed to a state of the art spaceship being sucked through a black hole straight to hell and coming back to Earth to murder everyone who boards it. There's no comparison, EH is the king.
@Nicola-T... If you're the Page 3 legend, sorry, if you're not, bleh... Blabbing the opening of a movie IS important. Anyone going along to see it does not want to know how the opening pans out. The opening is one of the very few fun(ish) things about the movie, so anyone knowing the outcome won't have the same reaction as those who don't know. It goes for most movies.
I disagree with Paul about the movie (I liked it) but he's right about the opening. It's a ruined gag.
@HBarca... I neglected to mention that the Event Horizon 'created' the black hole... It can fold space and time, which allows it to jump instantly through space without travel, should the crew choose to do so. Beat THAT, Nostromo...
@KickedArse, maybe if i see it again, it might grow on me, but first impression was that it was one stab after the other, but nowhere near as realistic as the first 2, the gore was stupid, there were no big kills (Like Rose McGowan and the garage door, or the guy in 2 with the car and the pipe) the plot twist was dreadful, Neve Campbell was pointless and it spent too much time on trying to flesh out characters we already know. Maybe i'm being too harsh, but i figure if everyone in the cinema hopped up as soon as the screen went black and walked out without a peep, they must've thought the same thing as me. Not one person had a conversation about it, which is odd for the cinema, normally there's a huge buzz between people. But yep, ruined gag here totally, just glad i ignored all reviews before seeing it. This is why Wes Craven didn't allow press screenings.
Press screenings had nothing to do with Wes Craven allowing them. It was the UK distributor, Entertainment, who don't screen their films in Ireland. Regardless of quality.
I stand corrected. However, the opening is still ruined and the movie is still crap.
Personally I couldn't give two s**ts about the opening 'spoiler'. The reviewer is just talking about the movie within a movie thing Scream is going after. I did enjoy the movie more than Mr. Burke though. Stabbings? Yeah. In-jokes? Yeah. And Event Horizon better than Alien? Come on.
Sabre it's telling the punchline to a joke. He didn't need to give it away. Pure and simple.
Fair enough. It didn't ruin the movie for me.
Ruined the opening for me. Audience reaction was great - but I knew it was coming.
That's got me thinking - what other movies are there than can have spoiler openings? Mission Impossible 3 maybe?
@Lord Sabre, the opening of the movie is intended to be a trick, a joke, something to either pi*s people off, or to make them laugh. But if you know in advance what is going to happen, the scene will affect you in neither way. So yes, it is very important. As for Alien, please, great movie as i've said, but in it's stupid, ever-so-boring-for-half-the-time, b-movie way, not the big, massive classic it's being made out to me. Again, i will lay down a challenge that will go unaccepted as it can't be proven wrong, but here goes... Prove to me that Alien is better than this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP4zBUnb99M ... Anyway you can show Alien being a better movie than Event Horizon, let me see it. Or will you back out and admit that i'm right and you're siding with Alien because it's a 'classic' ? Unoriginality is man's foe, which Scre4m has found out.
@Lord Sabre... Kicked Arse summed it up perfectly, audience reaction to the opening was the most excitment i'd witnessed through the whole movie, they loved it, it wound me up, but i laughed a lot. As for Mission: Impossible III, too many things wrong with that comparison. First, that's considered a teaser, not a spoiler. Second, it's not the exact scene later in the movie, is it? Or have you forgotten the 'twist'? And the reason they begin with that scene?
eh paul............. ''has a crap plot, a twist Stevie Wonder could see coming'' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA id hav 2 agree!! i thought scream 3 was jumpy and dr was a bit of comedy in it, but this movie took the f**kin biscuit !! it was like watchin scary movie 5 or sumthing, the actors were AWFUL the only people that could act was the original characters!! the opening to scream 1 was amazing kept you on the edge of your seat this movie im so disappointed really thought they would have makin this the best after 10 years like =o( the plot everything about it useless!!! if your gonna have a remake of a 'horror movie' make it scarier not funnier :(
Oh no. Is this the same troll who ruined The Social Network comments? Im not getting involved with something that pointless.
@Chell3, spot on :D You hit the nail on the head perfectly, "Scary Movie 5", that's what it was like. Nice work :D
Lord Sabre, try long-time, loyal member, not troll. And if you can't point out why Alien is better than Event Horizon, maybe you should've said nothing in the first place, eh? Just a thought.
As for The Social Network comments, i did nothing there but create a debate, i wouldn't call it 'ruin'. At least i can defend what i say, unlike you.
Yeah yeah, whatever. This 'troll' is smarter than you.
"And if you can't point out why Alien is better than Event Horizon, maybe you should've said nothing in the first place, eh?" ----------------------- @Paulie - Two words why: Ridley Scott.
So you judge the movie by it's director alone? While Ridley Scott would be considered a far more prolific and legendary director than Paul W. Anderson (Director of Alien Vs Predator, i know, but still has quite a nice list of his own), it's an unusual way of saying one movie is better than the other, without questioning the movies themselves. Like in this case. To me, Event Horizon is superior to Alien for it's storyline, exploration of science, set designs, character development, the 20 years on visual effects technology, musical score etc... And let's remember, Alien was Ridley Scott's first big movie break, he was still finding his groove, so comparing Alien to, say, Gladiator, Blade Runner or Black Hawk Down, seems a bit much, as those movies are far superior to Alien.
God i hope your being sarcastic regarding Event Horizon a scary film, if that the case then you would duc Aliens the undisputed champion of horror, or Sphere for that matter :-D. If your lucking for a scary movie, get Irreversible on dvd, make sure you have the volume pumped to the max and knock of the lights, its in french withs subs so if your thick i wouldnt advise watching it. As for Scream, 1=s**te 2=s**ter 3=s**tiest 4= HA
I remember going to see the original in the cinema. Hard to believe it was that long ago! First was fantastic & refreshing. At the time it breathed new life into a waning genre with it's witty, self referential style. The second wasn't as strong but it was still better than the poor carbon copies it inspired. The Third...well very disappointing. Scream 4 is a throwback to the original in many ways. It's not pretending to be anything other than an old school slasher that has the smarts. Although it doesn't feel as fresh now it's still good fun and it's great to see the original cast back in action. If you enjoyed the other movies you won't be disappointed.
Great opening to this film with a nod to the audience as to how horrendous the 'scary film' genre has developed since the original. All the actors are either very young or very surgically enhanced! This film is a great mix of surprise, suspense and comedy. Emma Roberts is a great actress who is finally making a break from her stereo typed 'girl next door' role. Fair play to Wes for sticking on a fourth.
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