Have you ever wondered about the reason for such a wide popularity of the horror genre? Is it normal to watch people suffer on the screen? Well, it depends what we take for the norm. Analyzing the popularity of films with a rating of 16, and even 18+, with an abundance of blood, dismemberment and multiple scenes of violence, scientists have come to the conclusion that in this way people — mainly male audience — realize the behavior peculiar to the ancients, or rather — the assessment of danger. The choice to watch horror movies in the viewer is quite conscious: in this case, the desire to get a dose of adrenaline, thrills, which many so lacking in real life. Continue reading
At the box office, a fantastic Thriller with a concise title ” Meg ” joint American-Chinese production. Declared in the list of the hottest new films of the summer season, the film of John Tertelbaum, for the first day of hire collected about 70 million rubles, undoubtedly attracts the viewer. Spectacular poster, popular since the distant 75th theme of deep-sea bounty hunters and, of course, the name of Jason Statham in the credits. Did the creators of “Mega” breathe new life into the prehistoric monster, or are we waiting for another disappointment like “Shark tornado”?
So, the plot is hideously simple, and maybe primitive: during one of the dives into the Mariana trench bathyscaphe research station is attacked by an incomprehensible entity of enormous size. The crew is on the verge of death, and the only hope of the team is the elite deep-sea pilot Jonas Taylor (Statham). Continue reading
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe (“Mirrors”, “the hills have eyes”) in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert… This film is certainly not as popular as the above pictures, but is familiar to fans of the genre. With a fairly simple plot, initially resembling ordinary slasher, “Bloody harvest” has an original approach and a completely unexpected denouement.The maniac performed by F. Naon is too out of the list with his unpresentable appearance. As something are accustomed we, viewers, if not to frankly attractive psychopaths, like Bates and Bateman, then as least – to neat and well educated, as Dr. Lecturer:) Here same nor faces, pardon, nor skin: monster on rusty truck, obese, in smeared with blood overalls, with the face of, similar on bloated a potato, with lumps dirt under fingernails.Its atrocities are “drawn” too naturalistically, motives are unclear — at some point you catch yourself on feeling of deep disgust to everything happening on the screen. Continue reading