The ghoulish seven: top scariest movies of the 2000s (part 2)
5. “Horror Amityville” (The Amityville Horror, 2005) And another bright representative of the genre in 2005 — “Horror Amityville”. We finally got to the spirits and demons. And again, a remake of the Thriller of 1979. It is not known how important “Based on real events” is to the viewer in this case, but this was in the table of contents of D. Anson’s novel of the same name.A story that destroys, like a house of cards, the typical American dream of a happy family and a big bright house. In paints painting, as a caring husband and stepfather gradually, day by day, from a normal person turns into a possessed beast. Somewhere, I think?” That’s possible. Not Kubrick, of course, but who came to the cinema in adulthood, Andrew Douglas before traded advertising photography, so the picture does not disappoint. In addition, not the last role was played by a successful casting of actors: R. Reynolds, M. George and quite a crumb Chloe Moretz.
Although the film received mostly negative reviews from critics, the audience liked it. Ryan Reynolds in the unusual role of losing his mind the head of the family is at least interesting, as is little Moretz (“the Horror of Amityville” was her first appearance on the big screen).Interesting facts: 1. This picture was the last film released by MGM as an independent film Studio: on April 8, 2005, it was bought by several companies, including Sony.2. Ryan Reynolds, to his eyes were absolutely black, wore special contact lenses.3. Before the shooting, the body of a local fisherman was found on the shore of the lake not far from the house.
6. “Silent hill” (Silent Hill, 2006)the Adopted daughter of loving parents Sharon suffers from an incurable disorder: in a dream she runs away from home, rushes on the ground, shouting a strange “silent hill”. A desperate mother puts her daughter in the car and goes in search of the burned-out illusory city to find out what’s what. This time, the “turn of the road” turns out to be the road to hell…Shot on the eponymous computer game film by Christophe Hahn (“Brotherhood of the wolf”, “the Crying killer”) features a thoughtful script (Roger Avery), a wonderful casting of actors (Rada Mitchell, Sean Bean, Jodelle Ferland, Laurie Holden) and a minimum of computer graphics. The picture and the” picture ” fascinate from the first shots: here and the despair of a mother who has lost a child, and the fog, through which you can not see a thing. Ashes falling like snow on an extinct city; creatures like Bosch’s paintings; religious fanatics with a witch-like youthful leader. Black unblinking eyes, she, believe, fear surges not less than pyramid head.
And the more desperate cries lost in the maze of rose ” God help me!”, the clearer the understanding that there is no God here and never was. That’s probably what Hell looks like…Although the film received mostly negative reviews from film critics, who positively noted only the visual component, still, a number of reviewers called the film “an exemplary game adaptation”, and here we are definitely on the side of the minority.
1. Mila Jovovich and Meg Ryan claimed the lead female role; 2. Many of the creatures in the film were played by professional dancers —which is why they turned out to be very flexible and reliably conveyed the necessary anxiety movements.3. Initially, Christoph Gans wanted the role of Sybil to be played by Cameron Diaz.7. “Astral” (Insidious, 2010) “Astral” is the third joint work of Director James Wang and screenwriter Lee Wannell: before that, they worked on the pictures “Saw” and “Dead silence”. The beginning of the story again is not original: the family moves into a new house… After little Dalton falls into a coma, and strange, inexplicable things begin to happen in the house, the couple turn to the help of”Ghostbusters”.Have you heard of astral travel? Just imagine: you leave your body and get lost somewhere in the tunnels of the other world. And if he really is what the creators of “Insidious” paint him, then even with supernatural abilities, think a thousand times before you decide to walk into the astral plane.Following based on the “Paranormal”, and removing the essentially low-budget film, van and Wanneroo somehow managed to catch up with fear. This and the atmosphere, limited closed space homes heroes and otherworldly world (which under the near inspection too reminds masterful artist-prop); strident sounds, “cutting” nerve not worse instruments torture Designer; enormous nervous tension of the characters. And a completely unexpected ending.
1. Work on the project took the team only three weeks.2. Initially, the film was called “The Further”, then changed it to “The Astral”. As a result, the picture was called “Insidious”.3. The screenwriter of” Insidious”, Lee Wannell, said that at the time of writing the script in front of him lay a crib with the most common stamps of the horror genre, so that, God forbid, they do not accidentally use.P.S. most Likely, you have your favorites among the horrors of the 2000s. Share them in the comments, it’s interesting!