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Was it supposed to be so campy and terrible?,
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I originally had seen previews on TV and a spot in EW that both gave me the idea that this would be a really scary and creepy movie. The cast also kind of lead me to believe it would be decent, I mean Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrn and Barbara Hershey are all fantastic actors. For the life of me though I just don't understand why anyone would consider this movie good or scary.
As some people have mentioned, the first half of the movie and the second half of the movie are almost totally different plot lines. When the family moves to the second house the plot just takes this huge leap from demonic possession/haunting to astral-projection and the fun-house horror of "The Further". I actually would have been on board with the plot leap and the terrible pacing if the effects hadn't been so utterly absurd.
When Josh goes into "The Further" the movie quickly goes from a decent horror movie to a campy romp at the local fair's house of horrors. Even low-budget movies should have better costume design than this, I've seen scarier Halloween costumes than anything that was presented in "The Further"! I'm usually kind of a chicken when it comes to horror movies, but the second half of this movie was just so ridiculous I was too distracted to be scared. Everything about this movie was kind of reminiscent of a really bad, really cheesy B horror movie from the 1950s, to the point where I started to think that maybe that was what the filmmakers were going for.
Other things I didn't like were the plot twist (very predictable from fairly early on) and the film's music score. The music didn't really add suspense at all, it was just jarring and kind of kept me from getting too scared. Overall, I'd say the preview for this movie was much better than the movie itself and I don't understand why its been so well-received.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2013 1:51:16 AM PST
Harkanwar Anand says:
My God, how can you say that? This is the best horror film ever. Campy, two stories, not scary, poor costume design?? Holy cow. I loooooooooooooooved it.
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