Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Horror Wednesday--Gerald's Game and A Dark Song

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I love horror movies! I watch a lot of them just for fun all year long. I even a horror-movie-night every week with a few friends. I thought it would be a good idea to write down a few thoughts about some of these horror movies I watch, all the good, bad, and in between. I'm not an expert or anything. Die-hard horror movie buffs will love quite a few that I'm not all that fond of....But I'll just throw a few thoughts out every week for fun and see what sticks!

Gerald's Game (2017) (Netflix):
While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
Another great Stephen King adaptation. Mike Flanagan headed this one up after doing Hush, which was also phenomenal.

How does one survive the unsurvivable? Jessie must make quick work of her situation before she dies of thirst while handcuffed to a bed. Is she slowly losing her mind? She starts to break down as her dead husband starts to talk to her and another version of herself. Throw in the Moonlight Man and her abusive father and you have quite a horror movie.

Jessie must work through her abuse and face her demons in order to get out alive!

A Dark Song (2016) (Netflix):
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
I love movies about grief and how we as humans deal with it, good and bad and in between. Where will our grief take us? A Dark Song explores this beautifully.

Sophia hires Joseph to perform a dark ritual that will allow her to see the spirit of her murdered son. They whole themselves up in an old big house in the British countryside in order to cleanse themselves and perform the ritual. But maybe her reason to perform the ritual isn't exactly what she claims...as the time wears on things become more dangerous until Sophia is forced to face her demons and either get what she came for or die trying.

This is a slow burn and it's worth every minute.

Another great horror movie on grief is Dig Two Graves.


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